Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [22 January]

Case discussion Slavko Doslo

This week we have an interesting case from Dr Slavko Doslo. A 40-year-old female with concerns about a lonely lesion noted on her foot. 

Please review and describe the clinical and dermoscopic images. What is your evaluation, and differential diagnosis? What would you do?

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Outdoor Workers at High Risk of Skin Cancer

outdoor workers

More than two million outdoor workers are not being provided with any sun protection by their employers, according to the 2017 Skin Health Australia Report Card.

In a national population survey, 45 percent of respondents were required to work outdoors sometimes, regularly or all the time. Fifty-seven percent of these people said their employers did not supply sunscreen, while 66 percent did not supply protective clothing and 80 percent did not supply sunglasses. Continue reading “Outdoor Workers at High Risk of Skin Cancer”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [15 January]

Case discussion Tim Aung

This week we have an engaging case from Dr Tim Aung. A 40-year-old female with concerns about a lesion presented for months. 

Please review and describe the clinical and dermoscopic images. What is your evaluation, and differential diagnosis? What would you do? Continue reading “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [15 January]”

Do skin cancers on elderly patients always need to be treated?

elderly patients

In very elderly patients, less aggressive skin cancers on the faces might not always need to be treated, according to a study in the US. Research suggests that the age and relative lifespan of the patient should be taken into consideration when deliberating treatment for slow-growing non-melanoma skin cancer on the face.

In a study published in JAMA Surgery, researchers said that there are multiple ways to treat non-melanoma skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, and that the decision to treat them should take into account the patient’s lifestyle, needs and wishes. Researchers also advised that patients need to understand what the course of the cancer usually is. Continue reading “Do skin cancers on elderly patients always need to be treated?”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [08 January]

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This week we have another interesting case from Dr Slavko Doslo. A 61-year-old female with concerns about pigmented lesion on nipple.

 Please review and describe the clinical and dermoscopic images. What is your assessment, and what would you do? Continue reading “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [08 January]”

Does ultrasound-based follow-up improve survival of melanoma patients?

ultrasound-based follow-up

Does ultrasound-based follow-up improve survival outcomes of patients with stage 1-2 melanoma? A study in the European Journal of Cancer compared the efficacy of an ultrasound-based follow-up with a clinical follow-up to determine whether ultrasonography of the regional lymph nodes and abdomen improves melanoma-specific survival.

Different protocols have been used to follow up melanoma patients in stage 1-2 but there is no consensus on the complementary tests that should be requested, or the appropriate intervals between visits. Continue reading “Does ultrasound-based follow-up improve survival of melanoma patients?”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [18 December]

Case discussion_Slavko Doslo

This week, we have a truly unique case from Dr Slavko Doslo. A 63-year-old male with lesion noted in the eye. The patient thought it was due to his wood turning hobby.

What is your assessment of the clinical images? What would you do – if anything? Continue reading “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [18 December]”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [11 December]

Slavko-Doslo_Case discussion

This week, we have another interesting case from Dr Slavko Doslo. A 46-year-old female presented for a skin check and a lonely lesion was found as indicated.

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

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

skin cancer update

In our last skin cancer update video for 2017, Associate Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses the process of monitoring patients with multiple nevi, and how melanoma comes to be diagnosed in these patients.

Around 10 percent of melanomas diagnosed today have been monitored over time in patients with multiple nevi. Practitioners often ask whether a side-by-side comparison is needed in patients with multiple nevi in order to assess changes, or whether the lesions develop to fit specific melanoma criteria over time and can therefore be diagnosed without a side-by-side comparison. Continue reading “Skin Cancer Update with A/Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [December]”

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

Case discussion_Slavko Doslo

This week, we have another interesting case from Dr Slavko Doslo. A 18-year-old male presented with concerns about a pigmented lesion on the chest.

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

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