A Quick Guide to Local Anaesthetics for Skin Cancer Procedures

Experienced skin cancer doctor Hamilton Ayres gives a quick overview of all you need to know about local anaesthetics, possible side effects and considerations to take into account before you perform a surgical procedure. Continue reading “A Quick Guide to Local Anaesthetics for Skin Cancer Procedures”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [4 September]

This week we have another engaging case discussion from Dr Slavko Doslo. A 76-year-old patient presented for ROS.

What do you think of this clinical image? What is your impression? (Ignore the adjacent scar).

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Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine with Prof David Wilkinson

Skin Cancer Medicine

In the short video below, Professor Wilkinson speaks about the Skin Cancer Medicine course which has been purpose-built to help busy general practitioners acquire the fundamental skills they need to manage skin cancer with confidence and feel safe in their practice. Please take the opportunity to learn more about Australia’s leading professionally accredited skin cancer education program. Continue reading “Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine with Prof David Wilkinson”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [26 June]

Case submission - Atmaram Rana

This week we have an engaging case discussion from Dr Atmaram Rana. A 54-year-old female presented for a skin check, and this was noted.

What is your differential diagnosis and what would you do?

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Skin Cancer Update with A/Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [May]

skin cancer update

In this short skin cancer update video, Associate Professor Giuseppe Argenziano presents the new AJCC classification of melanoma which has just been released. There are two main changes as compared to the 2009 version which are important for your skin cancer practice.

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [24 April]

Case discussion: Dr Slavko case

This week we have another engaging case discussion from Dr Slavko Doslo. A 69-year-old patient presented with a cough. During chest examination, Dr Doslo noticed a mole on his back and excised the next day.

What do you think of this clinical image? What is your impression?

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Skin Cancer Surgery – Medico-Legal Regulations

Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery

If you perform non-surgical and surgical skin cancer treatments in your practice, you might be interested in the video below. Experienced skin cancer doctor Tony Dicker shares his experience in dealing with insurance companies to ensure you are covered for the skin cancer services you provide to your patients. Continue reading “Skin Cancer Surgery – Medico-Legal Regulations”

Skin Cancer Therapeutics – Surgical Undermining

Skin Cancer Therapeutics - Undermining

If you perform skin cancer surgery in your practice, please take 10 minutes to view the below video with experienced skin cancer doctor Colin Armstrong. Dr Armstrong demonstrates on real-life examples how to perform surgical undermining on the forehead, cheek, chin, back, zygoma, lateral thigh, leg and forearm to minimise the tension on the wound margins, facilitate closure and enhance the cosmetic outcome. Continue reading “Skin Cancer Therapeutics – Surgical Undermining”

Golden Rules for Diagnosing Skin Cancer in Primary Care

Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine

In the video below, Dr Ayres explains the key aspects of diagnosing skin cancer in general practice, including why it is important to take patient history before a skin examination, how to perform a full-body skin check, and what to do with its outcomes – biopsy, excise or refer. Continue reading “Golden Rules for Diagnosing Skin Cancer in Primary Care”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [27 March]

Prevent Melanoma

This week we have another case discussion from Dr Slavko Doslo. An 86-year-old patient presented with a chest infection. When examined, noticed a large mole on his back.

Please describe what you see from the clinical and dermoscopy images. Is it Seb K or melanoma? Why? Continue reading “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [27 March]”