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Review: Skin Cancer, Melanoma and Mimics. Practical Diagnosis and Non-Surgical Treatments. The Definitive Reference Text by Mileham Hayes

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The book gives preference to frequently occurring lesions and teaches efficient ways of recognizing them... For example, the illustrations pertaining to actinic keratosis are better than those found in most textbooks... It is a very good guide to diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous tumors... The author shows a remarkable practical sense and certainly benefits from a extensive experience, which will benefit all his readers... Your reviewer is absolutely correct in that, worldwide, dermatologists are in short supply, and it would be a tragedy if a melanoma were missed by a general practitioner or a dermatologist’s time wasted by having benign lesions referred to him... To counter the epidemic of both melanoma and skin cancers confirmed by audited histopathology, Australian general practitioners responded by establishing private skin clinics and embarked on progressive examined specific training by two universities and the Skin Cancer College of Australasia, thus “raising the bar” and best utilising dermatologists’ and plastic surgeons’ expertise... After all, 90% of cutaneous lesions are benign, and further, as my companion volume Practical Skin Cancer Surgery (Churchill Livingstone, 2014) points out, “well over 90% of skin cancers and melanomas can be diagnosed and completely excised in the medical practitioner’s clinic, office or rooms, under local anaesthetic to the world’s best standards and technical proficiency. ” I cannot say if our methods “seem to be efficient in controlling these epidemics,” but I can say we have the best survival figures in the world, due to early detection... I regard this as a most satisfactory response and, without any implied arrogance, may be worth a look by other countries, especially where, as detailed in my book, melanomas are so much thicker when diagnosed... I am glad to welcome Dr. Christian Lefebvre, dermatologist, a collaborator to the Book Review Section of this journal... I would like to remind all readers that if they would like to propose a review of their own, they would be welcome... François Milette

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The book gives preference to frequently occurring lesions and teaches efficient ways of recognizing them... For example, the illustrations pertaining to actinic keratosis are better than those found in most textbooks... It is a very good guide to diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous tumors... The author shows a remarkable practical sense and certainly benefits from a extensive experience, which will benefit all his readers... Your reviewer is absolutely correct in that, worldwide, dermatologists are in short supply, and it would be a tragedy if a melanoma were missed by a general practitioner or a dermatologist’s time wasted by having benign lesions referred to him... To counter the epidemic of both melanoma and skin cancers confirmed by audited histopathology, Australian general practitioners responded by establishing private skin clinics and embarked on progressive examined specific training by two universities and the Skin Cancer College of Australasia, thus “raising the bar” and best utilising dermatologists’ and plastic surgeons’ expertise... After all, 90% of cutaneous lesions are benign, and further, as my companion volume Practical Skin Cancer Surgery (Churchill Livingstone, 2014) points out, “well over 90% of skin cancers and melanomas can be diagnosed and completely excised in the medical practitioner’s clinic, office or rooms, under local anaesthetic to the world’s best standards and technical proficiency. ” I cannot say if our methods “seem to be efficient in controlling these epidemics,” but I can say we have the best survival figures in the world, due to early detection... I regard this as a most satisfactory response and, without any implied arrogance, may be worth a look by other countries, especially where, as detailed in my book, melanomas are so much thicker when diagnosed... I am glad to welcome Dr. Christian Lefebvre, dermatologist, a collaborator to the Book Review Section of this journal... I would like to remind all readers that if they would like to propose a review of their own, they would be welcome... François Milette

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