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Research review: How to treat hypertrophic scars

By Skin Cancer Institute |April 05, 2022 posted in Treatment, scarring

This month we take a look at “hypertrophic scars” and their treatment. I don’t know about you, but I see a lot of these – thankfully, not in patients that I have operated on (and I will deal with why ...
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[Podcast] How to treat skin cancers of the nail

By Skin Cancer Institute |January 04, 2022 posted in skin cancer treatment, Treatment

Welcome to this podcast series, Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson! In this episode, Prof David Wilkinson (Chief Medical Officer, National Skin Cancer Centres) speaks with Prof Luc Thomas ...
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[2 min read] Surgery vs curettage & imiquimod for nodular BCC

By Skin Cancer Institute |September 29, 2020 posted in Surgery, skin cancer surgery, Skin Cancer, BCC, skin cancer treatment, Treatment

Nodular basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is most often treated with surgical excision. However, interest is increasing in minimally invasive treatments for these low-risk skin cancers. A new study reviewed ...
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[3 min read] Photodynamic therapy for Bowen's disease

By Skin Cancer Institute |August 18, 2020 posted in Skin Cancer, Treatment

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 ...
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[3 min read] 5 common treatments for non-melanoma skin cancer

By Skin Cancer Institute |June 16, 2020 posted in Skin Cancer, Treatment

Non-melanoma skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia, with around 800,000 confirmed cases each year. General practitioners alone have over one million skin cancer-related ...
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