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This month we consider skin self-examination for skin cancer detection. In the latest Melanoma Practice Review my eye was drawn to a paper published in Dermatology reporting on the sensitivity and specificity of self-examination for melanoma.
Continue reading “Research summary: Self-examination for skin cancer detection”
Do you see patients with skin cancer concerns in your primary care practice and would like to provide surgical treatments to address their skin issues in a timely manner? In this short video, Associate Professor Tony Dicker gives expert advice on the must-have equipment a medical practitioner needs to perform skin cancer surgery in a general or skin cancer practice. Continue reading “[3 min watch] Must-have equipment for skin cancer surgery”
In the second video in a two-part series, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano continues his discussion of three rules for diagnosing pink tumours in primary care, with real patient examples from his own clinic.
Continue reading “[7 min watch] Three simple rules for diagnosing pink tumours: Part 2”
Do you see patients with skin cancer concerns in your practice? In this podcast, Paul Elmslie (Founder & CEO, HealthCert Education and National Skin Cancer Centres) speaks with Matt Woollard (COO, National Skin Cancer Centres) about the recent changes to Medicare item numbers for clinically suspected melanoma.
Continue reading “[Podcast] Changes to Medicare item numbers for melanoma”
New Medicare item numbers have been introduced for the surgical excision and repair of clinically suspected melanoma. In this short video, Associate Professor Tony Dicker provides a comprehensive update on the new item numbers that come into effect from 1 November 2022. A helpful clinical fact sheet and skin cancer billing guide are also included below. Continue reading “[5 min watch] Suspicion of melanoma: New Medicare item numbers”
In the first of a two-part series, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses the three golden rules for diagnosing pink tumours in primary care.
Continue reading “[7 min watch] Three simple rules for diagnosing pink tumours: Part 1”
This month’s research article takes us into the broad domain of technology and AI. We are all aware of how these developments are becoming prevalence in our lives – working and social. In our practice of skin cancer medicine, imaging technology with / without focused AI is perhaps the most obvious tech.
Continue reading “Research summary: Technologies to detect & manage melanoma”
Sunscreen myths & controversies: effectiveness, best practice and Australian Standards
What advice do you give your patients about using sunscreen? In this webinar presentation, noted dermatologist Dr Melissa Manahan deep dives into all things sunscreen. Continue reading “[WEBINAR] Sunscreen myths & controversies”
In this short video, Associate Professor Tony Dicker gives his top tips for providing a high standard of wound care for your patients following minor surgical procedures on the skin, such as in skin cancer surgery. Continue reading “[4 min watch] Top tips for post-surgery wound care”
What steps can you take to prevent and manage infections after surgery? In this short video, Associate Professor Tony Dicker provides his expert advice on managing infections in the primary care setting. Continue reading “[4 min watch] Top tips for preventing & managing post-surgery infections”