Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Steven Tomas

Email: stomas101@australiaonline.net.au
MBBS (Hons), MMed, FRACGP Clinical Lecturer, University of Sydney, and General Practitioner, Gumtree Medical Practice, Dubbo, NSW

Early detection and non-invasive diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma using a dermatoscope

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is commonly seen in general practice. Most skin cancers are diagnosed and treated by general practitioners (GPs) in Australia, and their role in this area is increasing...

Management of the disappearing skin cancer

CaseMr JT, 63 years of age, had a long history of non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSCs). A suspicious skin lesion 6 mm in diameter was noted on his left ear during a routine review (Figure 1). The...

Difficult to diagnose skin cancer The ‘aggressive’ BCC

Basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) are common, and are regularly diagnosed and managed by Australian general practitioners.

Wound closure involving fragile skin

Mrs MG, 78 years of age, had a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) excised from the dorsum of her left hand. However, the skin was too fragile to suture with simple, interrupted sutures as the skin tore...


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