Research summary: Self-examination for skin cancer detection

self-examination for skin cancer

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.
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[3 min watch] Must-have equipment for skin cancer surgery

skin cancer surgery

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”

[7 min watch] Three simple rules for diagnosing pink tumours: Part 2

pink tumours

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.
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[Podcast] Changes to Medicare item numbers for melanoma

Medicare

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.
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[5 min watch] Suspicion of melanoma: New Medicare item numbers

Medicare item numbers

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”

[7 min watch] Three simple rules for diagnosing pink tumours: Part 1

pink tumours

In the first of a two-part series, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses the three golden rules for diagnosing pink tumours in primary care.
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Research summary: Technologies to detect & manage melanoma

manage melanoma

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.
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[WEBINAR] Sunscreen myths & controversies

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”

[4 min watch] Top tips for post-surgery wound care

wound care

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”

[4 min watch] Top tips for preventing & managing post-surgery infections

surgery infections

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”