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Key questions on skin cancer

Module summary
Dr Rachel Abbott, dermatology fellow, and Dr Richard Motley, consultant dermatologist answer questions from GP Dr Mandy Fry on the risks of sunbeds, spotting malignancy and basal cell carcinomas.
Learning objectives

This module will update your knowledge on skin cancer, including:

  • Advice to give patients about sun exposure
  • Tips to spotting malignancy when assessing moles
  • Precautions to take when using imiquimod or fluorouracil creams in primary care
  • The use of dermatoscopes in practice to look at questionable skin lesions

This article was reviewed in January 2017 by Dr Richard Motley to ensure all content is up-to-date and relevant.

Author

Dr Rachel Abbott is a fellow in cutaneous surgery at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

Dr Richard Motley is a consultant dermatologist at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

Date module published
08/01/2015
Module due for review
08/01/2017
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1.5 CPD hours
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
3 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
good
Ruchy Gupta
11.03.2017.
I thought that it was a very pleasant refresher
Jonathan Hobman
10.03.2017.
very well structured
Branko Momic
09.03.2017.
Good
Finlay Davies
10.02.2017.
More photos would have been beneficial
Dr C Petillon
23.01.2017.