This activity is designed to update GPs on the recognition and management of atypical melanoma, in line with the recently updated national clinical practice guidelines.Relevance to General Practice
Melanoma is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer across both sexes in Australia; with 1 in 14 men and 1 in 24 women diagnosed with melanoma at sometime in their life. Despite improvements in the overall awareness and early detection of melanoma, detection of melanoma subtypes that have an atypical clinical appearance such as, nodular melanoma, desmoplastic melanoma and acral lentiginous melanoma is low.
This activity will address the gap in knowledge and assist GPs to identify features that should raise early suspicion of atypical melanoma early and as a result, reduce rates of preventable deaths. GPs are an integral part of managing melanoma patients and therefore it is crucial that they are equipped with the most relevant and up-to-date developments and guidelines to provide optimal patient care.