Top Tips in Skin Cancer
  1. If in doubt, refer it.
  2. Do not biopsy moles.
  3. Melanocytic lesions nearly all require dermatoscopic interpretation.
  4. Always examine the whole patient. 5% of patients have a skin cancer that is hidden.
  5. Do not freeze lesions unless you are sure of the diagnosis.
  6. AK’s that bleed may be superficial BCC’s.
  7. Always pick off crust if you can, to assess what may lurk underneath.
  8. Send all specimens for histology.
  9. Emphasize the need for sun protection.
  10. Use free text in the referral form to detail the history and the procedure done.
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Palliative Care - Top Tips - GHNHSFT

Please follow the resource link below to the End of Life section for GHNHSFT's top tips for palliative care.

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