When should I refer to a melanoma clinic? | 34 mins

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    In the evolving treatment landscape of melanoma, it is important for GPs and Dermatologists to be confident in managing or knowing when to refer their melanoma patients. In this podcast, Surgeon A/Prof Robyn Saw, Dermatologist Dr Annika Smith and Skin Cancer GP Dr Adrian Quek discuss the ideal biopsy for a melanoma diagnosis, provides an overview of management of early stage disease, outlines the role of sentinel lymph node biopsy and discusses which patients need referral to a specialist melanoma clinic.

    This podcast is suitable for GPs, Dermatologists and other healthcare professionals.

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    Robyn ShawA/Prof Robyn Saw
    General Surgeon, Melanoma Institute Australia | Associate Professor in Surgery, The University of Sydney | Head of Department, Melanoma and Surgical Oncology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
    Declaration of Interest
    Dr Annika SmithDr Annika Smith
    Dermatologist, Melanoma Institute Australia, St Vincent’s Hospital and Westmead Hospital
    Dr Adrian QuekDr Adrian Quek
    Skin Cancer GP, Melanoma Institute Australia and The Chatswood Skin Cancer Clinic
    Derek BryanDerek Bryan
    Head of Education & Government Affairs, Melanoma Institute Australia
    • Identify modalities for diagnosis of melanoma and treatment for primary melanoma, with a brief overview of advanced melanoma therapy.
    • Identify when sentinel node biopsy is indicated and what is required workup for Stage III disease.
    • Identify which patients need to be referred to a specialist melanoma service and the rationale behind this.


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