Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [20 November]

Case discussion_Slavko Doslo

This week, we have another wonderful case from Dr Slavko Doslo. A 65-year-old female presented for a skin check and a lesion was noticed as indicated.

What is your assessment of the clinical and dermoscopic images? What would you do – if anything?

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [13 November]

case submission_Sanazsadat

This week we have an interesting case from Dr Sanazsadat Hejazi. A 77-year-old female presented for a skin check and a lesion was noticed as indicated on left forearm. Here is a clinical picture of a rapidly growing (3 weeks) lesion in an elderly lady.

What is the important differential diagnosis list here? How would you biopsy this?

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [06 November]

Case discussion_Slavko doslo

This week, we have another interesting case from Dr Slavko Doslo. A 59-year-old male presented for a Skin check and a lesion was noticed. Unfortunately, we do not have the clinical images. 

The challenge this week is to describe the dermoscopic picture as we all know what the diagnosis will be. Continue reading “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [06 November]”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [30 October]

Case discussion_Slavko Doslo

This week, we have another wonderful case from Dr Slavko Doslo. A 77-year-old male presented for a skin check and a lesion was noticed as indicated.

What is your assessment of the clinical and dermoscopic images? What would you do – if anything? Continue reading “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [30 October]”

Lack of Canberra Dermatologists Forces Melanoma Patients To Travel Interstate

dermatologists

Canberra residents with serious skin problems, including people with melanoma, are being forced to travel to New South Wales to see dermatologists due to a shortage of specialists and lengthy waiting times in the nation’s capital.

The Australasian College of Dermatologists reports that GPs in Canberra are not referring their patients to local dermatologists because patients could be waiting up to six months for specialist treatment.

There are six dermatologists working in the Australian Capital Territory – half the number necessary to support the region’s population, the College reports. Continue reading “Lack of Canberra Dermatologists Forces Melanoma Patients To Travel Interstate”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [23 October]

Case discussion_Slavko DOslo

This week we have a great case from Dr Slavko Doslo. A 65-year-old female presented for a Skin check and a lesion was noticed as indicated.

What is your assessment of the clinical and dermoscopic images? What would you do – if anything?

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [16 October]

Case discussion Slavko

This week we have an interesting case from Dr Slavko Doslo. A 40-year-old female presented for a skin check and a lesion was noticed on her back.

What is your assessment of the clinical and dermoscopic images? What would you do – if anything? Continue reading “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [16 October]”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [09 October]

Case discussion_Slavko

This week we have another fabulous case from Dr Colin Armstrong. An 80-year-old female presented for a skin check and a lonely lesion was noticed on the calf as indicated.

What is your assessment of the clinical and dermoscopic images? What would you do – if anything? Continue reading “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [09 October]”

Melanoma Tattoos Help Doctors Develop Empathy in Cancer Diagnosis

cancer diagnosis

It is imperative to be empathetic when giving a patient their cancer diagnosis and throughout treatment. A collaborative study produced by the University of Huddersfield, Queen’s University Belfast and University College Dublin has enabled medical students to experience some of the challenges faced by people living with skin cancer to help them develop greater empathy for their patients.

Published in the British Journal of Dermatology, the study explores how temporary skin tattoos might influence a medical student’s personal understanding of a malignant melanoma diagnosis.

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [02 October]

Case discussion_Slavko

This week we have another great case from Dr Slavko Doslo. An older female presented for a skin check and there was an obvious standout lesion on her face.

We have the clinical and dermoscopy picture below. What do you think about the lesion? What are the next steps you would take to treat this patient?  Continue reading “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [02 October]”