Early diagnosis and early surgical management | Overview
This 25-minute video from our Ultimate Melanoma Masterclass series reviews current thinking relating to the diagnosis and surgical management of melanoma. Around 90% of melanomas are easy to diagnose, but why are so many missed? A/Prof Pascale Guitera discusses the tools that have been proven to aid diagnosis, such as dermoscopy, digital monitoring and total body photography. She also addresses the issues that clinicians face including difficult diagnoses and managing challenging cases. Surgery is the mainstay of management of primary melanoma, and the recommended strategy for excision of primary melanoma has evolved. In this presentation, A/Prof Jonathan Stretch discusses the factors that must be considered when developing a comprehensive and dynamic management strategy for patients taking into account our latest understanding of the disease.
Early Diagnosis of Melanoma
A/Prof Pascale Guitera
Dermatologist, Melanoma Institute Australia | Director, Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Surgical Management of Primary Melanoma
Melanoma Prevention, Sunscreens and Vitamin D
A/Prof Jonathan Stretch AM
Surgical Oncologist, Melanoma Institute Australia | Deputy Medical Director, Melanoma Institute Australia | Associate Professor of Melanoma and Skin Oncology, The University of Sydney.
- List some of the positive diagnostic features of melanoma and tips for recognising types that are difficult to diagnose, including nodular and amelanotic
- Identify appropriate types of biopsy for suspected melanomas
- Develop a systematic approach to analysing skin lesions including safety framework for when and how to review and monitor lesions