Early GP diagnosis still the key to melanoma

We talk with Melbourne dermatologist Dr Jeremy Banky.

Despite the development of many expensive new therapies for melanoma, early diagnosis by GPs remains the key to improving survival rates, according to Melbourne dermatologist Dr Jeremy Banky.


Dr Banky is presenting at Australian Doctor’s Dermatology Academy this month on the topic “practical procedures for skin cancer”.

He says cancers that do not match the textbook examples or those that come across as stubborn sun spots need special vigilance in primary care.

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