Critical steps to diagnosis
Dr Edward Or MBBS, FRACGP
New England Skin and Medical Clinic, Tamworth, NSW
A/Prof Cliff Rosendahl MBBS, PhD, FSCCA
EVERY step along the diagnostic pathway of a suspicious skin lesion is critical.
Firstly, the patient must consult with the doctor. Doctors have a responsibility to remind high-risk patients when that consultation is due. The patient may have to remove clothing so