[3 min watch] Managing aesthetic and skin cancer work in a busy general practice

In a busy general practice offering a new range of services often comes with several new associated factors, including booking and managing consultations. In this short video, Aesthetic Doctor Jenny Kimmins shares her advice on managing aesthetic and skin cancer consultations in a busy general practice; starting with having separate consulting times.

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[3 min watch] Adding and growing aesthetic services in general practice

Are you thinking of incorporating aesthetic medicine into your practice? Or maybe you already have and would like to grow your range of aesthetic services? Before diving in too quickly, have you considered your demographic, what your patients can afford or what equipment you need?

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[2 min watch] How to choose the right skin biopsy technique

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If you perform skin biopsies in your practice, catch Skin Cancer Doctor Hamilton Ayres’ top tips for choosing the right biopsy technique. In this short video, Dr Ayres provides advice on skin cancer management in primary care, including different biopsy procedures for suspicious lesions.

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[1 min read] New online melanoma risk calculators

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New online melanoma risk calculators help predict melanoma risk and potentially deadly spread.

Clinicians and their patients now have access to a series of online calculators which will assist in prevention, early detection and optimum treatment of melanoma, ultimately saving lives. Continue reading “[1 min read] New online melanoma risk calculators”

[2 min read] Field treatments for actinic keratosis | Prof David Wilkinson

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Treating actinic keratosis is very common in general practice, and especially so in primary care skin cancer medicine. Many patients require treatment of both individual lesions (for example, by cryotherapy) and of the whole field that is affected (for example, the whole face, using a topical treatment, or a field treatment more generally). Continue reading “[2 min read] Field treatments for actinic keratosis | Prof David Wilkinson”

[10 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Professor Giuseppe Argenziano | September 2020

In this month’s skin cancer update, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses facial and non-facial lentiginous melanoma featuring real-life cases and some of his very own scholarly articles. Professor Argenziano draws on his previous research of lentiginous melanoma as a “newly defined entity”, and explores what you need to know about the special type of melanoma from a biological point of view.

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[2 min watch] My most memorable patient: Dr Tony Dicker

“As doctors we’re not meant to have favourite patients, are we? But we do. That’s reality.” In this short video, Dr Tony Dicker shares his most memorable patient as a skin cancer doctor; a 35-year-old lady pregnant with her first child who came in for a routine skin check, only to be diagnosed with melanoma.

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[4 min watch] Tips for managing complications in skin cancer surgery

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It is undeniable that all skin cancer doctors face complications during skin cancer surgery, though it is how you manage these complications that will make all the difference. In this short video, Dr Tony Azzi shares his tips for managing complications in skin cancer surgery including taking time to think about any patient factors before you operate, along with the impact potential problems may have on patients.

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[2 min watch] Common mistakes to avoid in dermoscopy

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What are some of the common mistakes made in dermoscopy and how can you avoid them? In this short video, Professor Cliff Rosendahl shares the most common mistakes he sees in dermoscopy and offers advice for how you can circumvent them in your day-to-day practice. Continue reading “[2 min watch] Common mistakes to avoid in dermoscopy”

[3 min read] Photodynamic therapy for Bowen’s disease

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How effective and safe is photodynamic therapy in treating Bowen’s disease? Bowen’s disease is an intraepidermal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). There are several alternatives for treatment of Bowen’s disease, including photodynamic therapy. A new study investigated the efficacy and safety of photodynamic therapy in treating the skin condition. Continue reading “[3 min read] Photodynamic therapy for Bowen’s disease”