Hereditary mutations of the tumour suppressor genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 can lead to an elevated risk of breast cancer. This education explores how to identify affected patients with a family history of cancer, and provides an overview of how Family Cancer Clinics can assist these patients through genetic testing and risk management.
This ALM will guide GPs through the epidemiology of skin cancers in Australia, skin cancer prevention, balanced approach to UV and vitamin D awareness and the diagnosis and management of melanoma and the most common non-melanoma skin cancers.
This education discusses melanoma in detail, including the Epidemiology, clinical diagnosis, dermoscopy and imaging, management and review of the pathology report with follow up.
This education describes the assessment and management of basal and squamous cell carcinoma. Each condition is described in terms of its epidemiology, risk factors and clinical features. Numerous naked eye and dermoscopic images illustrate the non melanoma skin conditions.
This education covers the incidence of sun related skin cancers in Australia and discusses the link between UV exposure and skin cancer. Safe UV exposure is explored. Methods of full skin examination are described and the various biopsy techniques are detailed.
This module uses several case studies as a platform to discuss topics such as identifying patients at risk of CKD, diabetic kidney disease and heavy proteinuria.
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease and approximately 1/3 of all people with diabetes will have Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD).
This education discusses the detection of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in general practice. Staging of CKD is discussed and action plans for each stage are outlined.