Dr Anwar Alackal Ismail is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General
Practitioners (RACGP) and Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General
Practitioners (RNZCGP), which indicates that he has met the high standards of
education and training set by these organizations. Being a Fellow of RACGP and
RNZCGP is an indication of his knowledge and expertise in the field of general
practice, including skin cancer medicine and surgery.
The Skin Cancer College Australasia (SCCA) is a reputable organization that provides education and training in the detection, diagnosis, and management of skin cancer. Completing an advanced clinical certificate in dermoscopy from the SCCA demonstrates that Dr. Anwar Alackal Ismail has achieved a high level of expertise in the use of dermoscopy for the detection and diagnosis of skin cancer. It would be considered as a valuable professional achievement for Dr. Anwar Alackal Ismail and is recognized by his colleagues and patients. He is also an accredited doctor of Skin Cancer College of Australasia, which further confirms his expertise in skin cancer medicine and surgery. His special interests in skin cancer medicine and surgery, non-surgical cosmetic injectables and procedures, also demonstrate his dedication and commitment to providing high-quality care to his patients.
Dr Anwar Alackal Ismail is the Medical Director of Niz Cosmetic and Laser Clinic located in Mermaid Beach, Gold coast, Australia. He provides variety of services to his patient, including skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, non-surgical cosmetic procedures, laser treatments and general skin care.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, and early detection and treatment are essential for the best outcome. NiZ cosmetic and laser clinic offer the following services:
- Skin exams and screenings to check for signs of skin cancer
- Biopsies to remove a small sample of suspicious skin tissue for examination under a microscope
- Treatment options such as surgery, cryotherapy and topical medications
- Follow-up care and monitoring for patients who have had treatment for skin cancer
- Education and resources for sun safety and skin cancer prevention
It is important to note that a skin cancer clinic may also offer other services such as benign lesion removals such as sebaceous cysts and skin tag removal and cosmetic treatments
Skin cancer is a major health issue in Australia, as the country has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. This is due in part to Australia's warm climate, which leads to increased sun exposure, and to a cultural tendency to spend a lot of time outdoors.
The three main types of skin cancer that occur in Australia are basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma. BCC is the most common form of skin cancer in Australia, accounting for about 80% of all skin cancers. SCC is the second most common form, accounting for about 15% of skin cancers, and melanoma is the third most common, accounting for about 5% of skin cancers.
Australia has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world, and it is responsible for the majority of skin cancer deaths in the country. Melanoma rates in Australia have been increasing in recent years, particularly in young adults.
Australia has a high rate of skin cancer because of its proximity to the equator and high UV radiation, combined with fair skin population and tendency to sun exposure for leisure activities. It is important for Australians to practice sun safety and take precautions to protect their skin from the sun, such as using sunscreen, wearing protective clothing, and avoiding prolonged sun exposure during the middle of the day. Regular self-examinations and general practitioner or skin cancer doctor check- ups can also help detect skin cancer early, when it is most treatable.
Skin checks, also known as skin examinations or skin cancer screenings, are a way to detect and diagnose skin cancer early. They are typically performed by a General practitioner with special interest in skin cancer medicine and surgery, who will examine the skin for any signs of abnormal growths or changes.
During a skin check, the doctor will typically examine the entire body, including the scalp, ears, face, neck, chest, and back, as well as the arms, legs, and hands. They use a dermatoscope, which is a special tool that magnifies the skin and allows the doctor to see beneath the skin surface.
The skin cancer doctor will look for any moles, freckles, or other spots that are unusual in size, shape, color, or texture. They may also check for any new growths or any changes in existing growths.
If the skin cancer doctor finds any suspicious areas, they may recommend a biopsy, which is a procedure in which a small sample of tissue is removed and examined under a microscope to determine if it is cancerous.
It's important to note that while skin checks can help detect skin cancer early, they cannot prevent skin cancer. It's still important to take steps to protect your skin from the sun, such as wearing sunscreen, avoiding prolonged sun exposure, and wearing protective clothing.
Dermoscopy, also known as dermatooscopy or epiluminescence microscopy, is a non-invasive diagnostic technique usd to examine the skin for signs of skin cancer. It uses a handheld device called a dermoscope, which has a magnifying lens and a light source, to examine the skin in detail.
Dermoscopy allows the skin cancer doctor to see beneath the surface of the skin and view structures that are not visible to the naked eye. This allows the skin cancer doctor to identify specific patterns and structures that are characteristic of different types of skin cancer, such as melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.
During a dermoscopy examination, the skin cancer doctor will typically examine the entire body, including the scalp, ears, face, neck, chest, and back, as well as the arms, legs, and hands. They will also examine any moles, freckles, or other spots that are unusual in size, shape, color, or texture.
If the skin cancer doctor finds any suspicious areas, they may recommend a biopsy, which is a procedure in which a small sample of tissue is removed and examined under a microscope to determine if it is cancerous.
Dermoscopy is a useful diagnostic tool for skin cancer and it is used in clinical practice to help improve diagnostic accuracy and reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies. It is a relatively quick, non-invasive and a low-risk procedure.
Skin analysis is a process of evaluating the condition of a person's skin, typically performed by a General practitioner or Aesthetician. It typically includes a visual examination of the skin and may also involve the use of specialized equipment to assess the skin's condition. The analysis may also include a review of the patient's medical history, and any current medications or skincare products they are using.
During a skin analysis, the practitioner will look for various skin conditions such as wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation, sun damage, acne, and other blemishes. They will also check for signs of skin cancer, including moles, freckles, and any other suspicious-looking spots.
The purpose of a skin analysis is to identify any skin issues or concerns, and to develop an appropriate treatment plan to address them. This may include recommending skin care products, lifestyle changes, or procedures such as laser therapy, chemical peels, or injectable treatments.
The skin analysis is an essential part of the skin cancer screening process and it is important for people to have their skin check by a qualified practitioner regularly and to have any suspicious changes on the skin checked immediately.
Serial monitoring of skin lesions refers to the practice of repeatedly examining a skin lesion over time in order to track changes in its appearance. This is typically done by taking photographs of the lesion and comparing them to previous images to identify any changes. Serial monitoring is important because it allows for the early detection of potentially malignant or malignant skin lesions, which can increase the chances of successful treatment. It is often used in the management of patients with a history of skin cancer or at high risk for developing skin cancer, as well as in monitoring the effectiveness of treatment for certain skin lesions.
Types of skin lesions and skin cancers:
There are several types of skin cancer, the most common being:
1. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) - The most common type of skin cancer, BCCs are slow-growing and typically develop on sun-exposed areas of the skin, such as the face, ears, and scalp.
2. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) - Another common type of skin cancer, SCCs tend to develop on areas of the skin that have been exposed to the sun, such as the face, ears, lips, and back of the hands.
3. Melanoma - The most dangerous form of skin cancer, melanomas can develop anywhere on the body and often resemble a mole. They are typically dark in color and have irregular borders.
4. Merkel Cell Carcinoma - A rare type of skin cancer that develops from cells in the skin called Merkel cells. It can appear anywhere on the skin, but often starts on the face, head, and neck.
5. Other rare types of skin cancer include sebaceous gland carcinoma, Kaposi sarcoma, cutaneous lymphoma and dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans.
It's important to note that regular self-examinations and skin cancer doctor check-ups can help detect skin cancer early, when it is most treatable.
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer. It typically develops on sun-exposed areas of the skin, such as the face, ears, and scalp. BCCs are slow-growing and often appear as small, fleshy bumps or nodules. They can also appear as flat, scaly patches of skin. They can be white, pink, or brown in color and may have blood vessels visible on the surface.
Basal cell carcinomas are caused by damage to the DNA in skin cells, typically from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or tanning beds. These cancers can be highly disfiguring if allowed to grow. They can be treated by several methods, including surgical excision, radiation therapy, and topical medications.
It's important to note that regular self-examinations and skin cancer doctor check-ups can help detect basal cell carcinomas early, when they are most treatable. It is also important to practice sun safety and to avoid excessive sun exposure and tanning beds.
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a type of skin cancer that develops from the squamous cells, which are located in the upper layers of the epidermis. These cells make up the majority of the skin's surface. SCCs tend to develop on areas of the skin that have been exposed to the sun, such as the face, ears, lips, and back of the hands. They can also develop on other parts of the body, including the legs and arms, lower lip, and genitals.
SCCs typically appear as firm, red nodules or scaly, crusted lesions. They may also appear as a sore that won't heal. They are caused by damage to the DNA in skin cells, typically from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or tanning beds.
Squamous cell carcinomas can be highly disfiguring if allowed to grow. They can be treated by several methods, including surgical excision, radiation therapy, and topical medications. It is important to note that SCCs have a higher risk of spreading to other parts of the body than BCCs and should be treated as soon as possible.
Regular self-examinations and skin cancer doctor check-ups can help detect SCCs early, when they are most treatable. It's important to practice sun safety and to avoid excessive sun exposure and tanning beds.
Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops from the pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. It is considered the most dangerous type of skin cancer because it has the ability to spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body if not detected and treated early.
Melanomas often resemble a mole and may be black, brown, multiple colors or colourless. They are typically asymmetrical, have irregular borders, and uneven color. The ABCDE rule can help identify suspicious moles: Asymmetry, Borders that are irregular, Color that is uneven, Diameter larger than a pencil eraser, and Evolving (changes over time).
Melanomas can develop anywhere on the body, but they most commonly occur on the back, legs, arms, and face in men and on the legs, back, and face in women. Melanoma is caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or tanning beds, it can also occur in areas of the skin that have never been exposed to the sun.
The treatment for melanoma depends on the stage and location of the cancer and may include surgery, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy. Regular self-examinations and skin cancer doctor check-ups can help detect melanomas early, when they are most treatable. It's important to practice sun safety and avoid excessive sun exposure and tanning beds.
Melanoma, like many other types of cancer, can have a genetic component. Some people have a higher risk of developing melanoma due to inherited genetic mutations that increase their risk of developing the disease.
There are several genes associated with an increased risk of melanoma, including:
- CDKN2A: This gene is associated with a high risk of developing melanoma, as well as other types of cancer. People who inherit a mutation in this gene have a much higher risk of developing melanoma than the general population.
- MC1R: This gene is responsible for the production of a protein that helps to determine the color of a person's skin and hair. Mutations in this gene can lead to an increased risk of developing melanoma, particularly in individuals with red hair and fair skin.
- MITF: This gene is important for the development and survival of melanocytes, the cells that give color to the skin. Mutations in this gene can lead to an increased risk of developing melanoma.
- BRCA2: This gene is primarily known for its role in breast and ovarian cancer, but it also plays a role in melanoma development. Inheriting a mutation in this gene can increase the risk of developing melanoma.
It's important to note that while genetic mutations can increase a person's risk of developing melanoma, most melanomas are not caused by inherited genetic mutations. The majority of melanomas are caused by sun exposure and UV radiation. If you have a family history of melanoma or other skin cancer, it is important to talk to your doctor about your risk and consider genetic counseling. If you have a genetic predisposition to melanoma, it is important to take extra precautions to protect your skin from the sun and to be vigilant about monitoring your skin for changes.
NiZ Cosmetic and laser clinic treat a variety of benign skin lesions in addition to skin cancers. Some examples of benign skin lesions that may be treated by NiZ Cosmetic and laser clinic include:
- Moles: These are benign growths on the skin that are typically benign, but can sometimes develop into melanoma. Moles can be removed for cosmetic reasons or if they are at risk of becoming cancerous.
- Actinic keratoses: These are precancerous skin growths that develop as a result of sun damage. They typically appear as scaly, rough patches on the skin and can be treated with topical creams or cryotherapy (freezing).
- Seborrheic keratoses: These are benign growths that can appear on the skin as waxy, raised bumps. They are often removed for cosmetic reasons.
- Warts: These are benign skin growths caused by a viral infection. They can be treated with cryotherapy, topical creams, or laser therapy.
- Cysts: These are benign growths that can occur anywhere on the skin and are filled with fluid or semi-solid material. They can be removed by surgical excision or drained.
- Dermatofibromas: These are benign skin growths that appear as small, firm lumps on the skin. They can be removed by surgical excision.
Benign skin lesions can also be removed for cosmetic reasons or if they are causing discomfort or irritation. NiZ Cosmetic and laser clinic use various methods to remove the benign skin lesion such as surgical excision, cryotherapy, topical creams, laser therapy, or curettage. It's important to have a skin cancer doctor examine any unusual or suspicious growths on the skin to determine if they are benign or require further treatment.
A sebaceous cyst is a small, benign lump that typically develops under the skin. They are often filled with a thick, cheese-like material that is made up of sebum (an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands) and dead skin cells.
Sebaceous cysts can develop on any part of the body but are most commonly found on the face, scalp, ears, back, and chest. They are usually small, round, and smooth, and they usually range in size from a pea to a golf ball. They are not cancerous and are not dangerous, but they can become red, swollen, or infected if they are irritated.
The causes of sebaceous cysts are not entirely understood, but they are thought to be the result of a blocked sebaceous gland. They can also be caused by injury to the skin or an infection in a hair follicle.
Treatment for sebaceous cysts is typically not necessary unless they become painful, infected, or unsightly. In these cases, a hemay recommend drainage of the cyst or surgical removal.
Some of the treatment options for sebaceous cysts include:
1. Drainage: A small incision is made in the cyst, and the contents are squeezed out.
2. Surgical Excision: The cyst is removed entirely, along with a small margin of surrounding tissue.
3. Cryotherapy: The cyst is frozen with liquid nitrogen, causing the cells to die, and the cyst will eventually dry up and fall off.
It's important to note that these treatments should only be done by a trained healthcare professional to avoid any complications. After treatment, it's important to keep the area clean and dry, and to avoid picking or squeezing the cyst to prevent infection.
Skin tags, also known as acrochordons, are small, benign growths of skin that typically appear on the eyelids, neck, armpits, and groin. They are made up of a small stalk and a small, round, fleshy growth. They are not cancerous, and they are not dangerous, but they can become irritated or caught on clothing or jewellery.
Skin tags are more common in people who are overweight or obese, and in people who have diabetes or certain other medical conditions. They are also more common as people age.
Treatment for skin tags is typically not necessary unless they become painful, irritated, or unsightly. In these cases, a healthcare professional may recommend removal.
Some of the treatment options for skin tags include:
1. Cryotherapy: The skin tag is frozen with liquid nitrogen, causing the cells to die, and the skin tag will eventually fall off.
2. Surgical Excision: The skin tag is removed entirely with a scalpel or scissors.
It's important to note that these treatments should only be done by a trained healthcare professional to avoid any complications. After treatment, it's important to keep the area clean and dry, and to avoid picking or squeezing the skin tag to prevent infection.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a treatment that uses a photosensitizing agent, light, and oxygen to destroy abnormal cells, such as cancer cells.
The treatment process begins by applying a photosensitizing agent, such as aminolevulinic acid (ALA) or methyl aminolevulinate (MAL), to the skin. The agent is absorbed by abnormal cells, such as cancer cells, but not by normal cells. After a period of time, usually between one and four hours, the area to be treated is exposed to a special type of light, such as a laser or LED light. The light activates the photosensitizing agent, causing it to produce a form of oxygen that kills the abnormal cells.
PDT is used to treat several types of skin cancers including basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and actinic keratoses (AK), a precancerous skin condition. It can also be used to treat precancerous conditions such as Bowen's disease, which is a type of squamous cell carcinoma in situ. It is also used to treat certain types of acne, to remove sun damage, and to reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles.
PDT is a relatively non-invasive procedure, and it can be done on an outpatient basis. It can be done under local anesthesia, topical anesthesia, or even without anesthesia. The recovery time is typically short and patients can resume normal activities soon after the treatment.
It's important to note that not all skin conditions or skin cancer are suitable for PDT, and the treatment plan will depend on the type, size, location and severity of the lesion. Your skin cancer doctor will be able to advise if PDT is an appropriate treatment option for you.
Creams used for treatment:
There are several topical creams that are commonly used in Australia for the treatment of skin cancers:
1. Imiquimod: This cream is used to treat actinic keratoses (precancerous skin growths) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC). It works by activating the immune system to fight the abnormal cells.
2. 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU): This cream is used to treat basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). It works by stopping the growth of abnormal cells.
3. Diclofenac: This cream is used to treat actinic keratoses (precancerous skin growths). It works by reducing inflammation and slowing the growth of abnormal cells.
Liquid nitrogen, also known as cryotherapy, is a common method used to remove benign skin lesions such as warts, actinic keratoses, and seborrheic keratoses. It works by freezing the abnormal cells with a spray or cotton-tipped applicator, which causes the cells to die.
The procedure is relatively quick and simple, and it can be done after a skin check. The liquid nitrogen is applied to the skin lesion for a short period of time, typically between 10 and 20 seconds. The treated area may become red, swollen, and blistered, and it will take several days to heal.
One of the advantages of liquid nitrogen is that it can be used to treat multiple skin lesions at one time, and it's a cost-effective option compared to other methods of treatment. It also has a high success rate, and it is generally well-tolerated with minimal side effects.
It's important to note that cryotherapy is not suitable for all types of skin lesion and it's not recommended for the treatment of skin cancer. Also, the procedure should be done by a trained healthcare professional, to avoid any complications like frostbite or nerve damage.
It's also important to use sunscreen after the treatment as the treated area will be more sensitive to UV rays, and to follow any post-treatment instructions given by the healthcare professional.
A skin biopsy is a procedure used to remove a small sample of skin tissue for examination under a microscope. It is used to diagnose skin cancer and other skin conditions.
There are several types of skin biopsy, the most common types include:
1. Punch biopsy: This procedure involves using a circular blade to remove a small, circular piece of skin. It is often used to diagnose basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).
2. Shave biopsy: This procedure involves using a razor-like instrument to shave off the top layers of the skin lesion. It is often used to diagnose actinic keratoses and other benign skin growths.
3. Excisional biopsy: This procedure involves removing the entire lesion and a margin of surrounding tissue. It is used to diagnose skin cancer and other skin conditions.
4. Incisional biopsy: This procedure involves removing only a portion of the lesion. It is used to diagnose skin cancer and other skin conditions.
After the biopsy, the tissue sample is sent to a laboratory where it will be examined under a microscope by a pathologist to make a diagnosis. The results of the biopsy will determine the next steps in treatment, which may include further surgery, radiation therapy, or other forms of treatment.
It's important to note that a skin biopsy is a quick and relatively painless procedure, but it's important to follow the post-biopsy care instructions provided by the healthcare professional, to minimize the risk of infection and to ensure the best healing.
Skin cancer excisions:
Skin cancer excision is a surgical procedure used to remove skin cancer and a margin of surrounding healthy tissue. The goal of the procedure is to remove the entire cancerous growth and a margin of healthy tissue to ensure that all of the cancerous cells have been removed.
There are different types of excision, depending on the type and stage of the cancer, the location of the lesion, and the patient's overall health.
1. Simple Excision: The cancerous growth and a small amount of surrounding healthy tissue are removed.
2. Wide Excision: The cancerous growth and a larger margin of surrounding healthy tissue are removed. This is typically done for larger or more aggressive skin cancers such as melanoma.
3. Mohs Micrographic Surgery: This is a specialized type of excision that is used to remove basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas. During the procedure, the surgeon will remove the cancerous growth and a small amount of surrounding tissue, which will be examined under a microscope. If cancerous cells are found in the tissue margins, the surgeon will continue to remove more tissue until the entire cancer is removed.
4. Flaps: A flap is a piece of healthy skin that is lifted from a nearby area and used to cover the wound. This is used when the wound is too large to be closed with stitches alone.
5. Grafts: A graft is a piece of healthy skin taken from another area of the body and used to cover the wound. This is used when the wound is too large to be closed with stitches or a flap.
After the excision, the surgical wound will be closed with sutures, staples, or a skin flap. The healing process can take several weeks, and it's important to follow the post-operative care instructions provided by the healthcare professional.
It's important to note that the excision is not suitable for all types of skin cancer, and it's only recommended for early stages of skin cancer. In more advanced stages, other treatments such as radiation therapy or immunotherapy may be recommended.
These surgical procedures will be chosen based on the size and location of the lesion, the type of cancer, and the patient's overall health. Your treating doctor will be the best person to advise on the best course of action for you.
Preventative measures and protection from sun:
Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, due to its high levels of UV radiation. To protect your skin from skin cancer in Australia, you should:
1. Use sunscreen: Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, and apply it generously to all exposed skin at least 20 minutes before going outside. Be sure to reapply every 2 hours, or immediately after swimming or sweating.
2. Wear protective clothing: Wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses that block UVA and UVB rays.
3. Seek shade: Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun during peak UV hours, which is usually between 10 am and 4 pm.
4. Avoid tanning beds: Tanning beds emit UV radiation that can cause skin cancer.
5. Check your skin regularly: Look for any new moles or changes in existing moles, such as changes in size, shape, or color. If you notice any suspicious changes, see a skin cancer doctor.
6. Be aware of UV index: Be aware of the UV index, which is a measure of the strength of the sun's UV rays. When the UV index is 3 or higher, it's important to protect your skin.
7. Be aware of environmental factors: Be aware of environmental factors that can increase your exposure to UV rays, such as high altitude, snow, and water.
By following these tips, you can greatly reduce your risk of skin cancer, and help keep your skin healthy and safe.
SLIP SLOP SLAP:
"Slip, Slop, Slap" is a sun protection campaign that originated in Australia in the 1980s. The campaign encourages people to take three simple steps to protect their skin from the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays:
1. Slip on a shirt: Wear protective clothing to cover as much skin as possible, such as long-sleeved shirts, pants, and a wide-brimmed hat.
2. Slop on sunscreen: Apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, and make sure to reapply every 2 hours, or immediately after swimming or sweating.
3. Slap on a hat: Wear a hat with a wide brim to protect your face, ears, and neck from the sun.
The campaign was created by the Cancer Council of Australia, and it has been successful in raising awareness about the importance of sun protection and reducing the incidence of skin cancer in Australia. The campaign slogan has become a cultural phenomenon in Australia and is still being used today as a reminder for people to protect themselves from the sun.
Sunscreen is a product that is applied to the skin to protect it from the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun. It works by absorbing, reflecting, or scattering the UV rays, which can cause sunburn, skin damage, and skin cancer.
Sunscreen comes in many forms, including lotions, creams, gels, sprays, and sticks. It also comes in different SPF (sun protection factor) levels. The higher the SPF, the more protection it provides against UVB rays, which are the primary cause of sunburn.
Sunscreen also comes in two types of UV filters: chemical and physical. Chemical sunscreen absorbs the UV rays and converts them into heat, while physical sunscreen reflects or scatters the UV rays.
It is important to choose a sunscreen that is broad-spectrum, which means that it protects against both UVA and UVB rays. The sunscreen should also have a high SPF, ideally 30 or higher.
It is also important to apply sunscreen properly. It should be applied to all exposed skin, including the face, ears, neck, and hands, and should be reapplied every two hours or immediately after swimming or sweating.
Using sunscreen along with other sun protection measures, such as wearing protective clothing, seeking shade during peak sun hours, and avoiding tanning beds, can greatly decrease the risk of skin cancer and other skin damage caused by UV rays.
The Skin Cancer College of Australasia (SCCA) is a professional medical organization that provides training and accreditation for medical practitioners in the field of skin cancer medicine. The SCCA is dedicated to promoting excellence in the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. The organization offers training and accreditation in dermoscopy and skin cancer medicine to General Practitioners, Dermatologists and other medical practitioners in Australia and New Zealand.
The college provides a range of courses and workshops for medical practitioners at all levels of experience, from those new to skin cancer medicine to experienced specialists. The courses cover topics such as skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, dermoscopy, and skin surgery. The college also conducts regular assessments to ensure that practitioners maintain the highest standards of knowledge and practice.
The SCCA also provides ongoing support and professional development opportunities to its members, and it is widely recognized as a leader in the field of skin cancer medicine in Australia and New Zealand.
Cancer council Australia:
Cancer Council Australia is a national, community-based organization that aims to reduce the impact of cancer on all Australians. The organization is made up of the Cancer Councils of each state and territory in Australia, and it is funded by the Australian government and the community.
The Cancer Council Australia provides information and support to people affected by cancer, as well as conducting research, education and advocacy programs. They provides a wide range of information on cancer types, treatment, and support services. They also provides cancer prevention programs and campaigns, such as the "Slip, Slop, Slap" campaign that promotes sun safety and skin cancer prevention, as well as the "Dry July" campaign that raises funds for cancer support services.
The Cancer Council Australia also conducts research on cancer, including cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment. It also provides education and training programs for health professionals, and it advocates for policies and programs that will reduce the impact of cancer on the community.
The Cancer Council Australia also operates a helpline that provides information and support to people affected by cancer. They also provide support groups and other services to help people cope with cancer.
The Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the prevention, early detection, treatment, and cure of melanoma. The organization is based in Sydney, Australia and it conducts research, education, and patient care programs to achieve its mission.
MIA conducts cutting-edge research in melanoma biology and treatment, with a focus on developing new therapies and improving patient outcomes. The organization also provides education and training programs for health professionals, and it works to raise awareness of melanoma and the importance of early detection.
MIA also provides patient care and support services to people affected by melanoma. The organization operates a clinic that provides specialized melanoma treatment and care, as well as offering support groups and other services to help patients and their families cope with melanoma.
MIA is a leading organization in the field of melanoma research and treatment. It is internationally renowned for its contributions to the understanding of the disease and for its patient care services. It is supported by philanthropy and research funding partners that are committed to the fight against melanoma.
Dermnet is a website that provides information about skin conditions and diseases. It is a comprehensive resource for both healthcare professionals and the general public. The website is run by the New Zealand Dermatological Society, but the information provided is relevant to people all over the world.
Dermnet provides detailed information on a wide range of skin conditions, including common conditions such as acne and eczema, as well as more rare or serious conditions such as skin cancer and autoimmune skin diseases. The website includes detailed descriptions of each condition, as well as photos and illustrations to help with identification.
In addition to providing information about specific skin conditions, Dermnet also offers educational resources for healthcare professionals, such as guidelines for the management of skin conditions and a library of dermatology-related articles.
The website is regularly updated by a team of dermatologists and other skin experts, ensuring that the information provided is accurate and up-to-date. Dermnet is a free resource, providing accurate and reliable information to anyone who may need it.