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Dr Nora
Dr Nora

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 Consultations in all aspects of medicine including
Facial Cosmetics, anti-wrinkle, dermal and lip fillers
Family Planning, sexual health, coil and implant insertions
Minor surgery and skin
Book Appointment

Posts tagged “skin cancer”

DermLite DL4 Review | Doctor Tools for Skin Cancer & Cyst Diagnosis 👩🏼‍⚕️🔎

With alarming statistics that 1 out of 2 Australians will get a skin cancer at some point in their life, it’s important that as a general practitioner I can assess and diagnose these lesions. To do so I use a dermascope or a dermatoscope. This is a device that looks at the surface of the skin with a magnifying glass and light.

Inside the Dermlite DL4 box you will find:

With me here is the dermlite DL4

- A leather carry case

- A USB charging cable

- A lens wipe

- 5 Ice caps - these are essential to prevent cross contamination between patients.

The dermascope has a 30mm viewing lens, with 10 x magnification. It has both polarised and non polarised light capabilities.

Polarised light allows us to assess the depth of structures.

In the non polarised mode we can inspect superficial skin layers - such as the dermo-epidermal junction. In the polarised mode we can inspect deeper skin layers including the dermo-epidermal junction and superficial dermis. The polarised light allows for the identification of blood vessels and pink colour. This increases sensitivity for diagnosing amelanotic melanomas or BCCs.

The non polarised light increases the specificity to identify milia like cysts (which are white) or comedo-like openings seen in seborrhoeic keratosis.

So being able to toggle between the two has a far more superior diagnostic capability.

The dermoscope allows for both contact and non contact on the skin, you may also use immersion liquid in the non-polarised setting.

On the side you can see another button which allows for pigment boost, when used this makes the colour of lesions pop for easier identification.

Just a word of caution, if you’re thinking of having a skin check after watching this video please choose your practitioner carefully. Some physicians will just use their eyes for a skin check, however, I would suggest going to someone who has detailed equipment because unfortunately as humans we haven’t yet learnt how to magnify our vision!

I’ll usually use the dermascope with my magnifying loupes to assess the skin closely and ensure that every centimetre is investigated thoroughly for a comprehensive skin check.

If you’ve not booked in for a skin check in the past year or are concerned that a lesion has changed in size, colour, shape or is itchy or bleeding please seek medical advice or pop by and see me in clinic.

I hope you’ve found this video useful and if you have any questions please drop me a line below in the comments section.

Take care and stay healthy 😘

Dr Nora 💉

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Life of a Female Tropical Doctor | Whitsundays Rural GP Experience 🌴

In this episode I take you on my journey of working as a GP in rural Australia. For the next two weeks I’ll be working from the tropical paradise of the Whitsundays. I share with you some interesting differences between working in a rural town versus working in a metropolitan city and the type of cases that I’ve been presented with.

WHITSUNDAYS

The 74 Whitsunday Islands lie between the northeast coast of Queensland, Australia, and the Great Barrier Reef, a massive stretch of coral teeming with marine life. Most of the islands are uninhabited. They’re characterised by dense rainforest, hiking trails and white sand beaches. The town of Airlie Beach on the mainland is the region’s central hub.

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All About Blood Pressure: https://youtu.be/qSyu72UNgYw

Thanks for watching, if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below.

Take care and stay healthy.

Dr Nora x

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CREDITS

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Kalide - Life We Live

Two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70. This video is designed to promote health awareness for the risks of the Sun, even in normal day to day activities.

Skin Cancer Checks | Dermatology Workshop by Australasian College of Dermatologists

Did you know that 1 in 2 Australian men and women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85?.. Well, roll up your sleeves and join me as we go to the Australasian College of Dermatologists’ GP Practical Dermoscopy Course.

FAST FACTS

Costs $1,500

4 Months online learning

8 Hour face to face workshop

2 hour exam

WORKSHOP

Learn all about skin examinations, getting patient history, skin lesions, using a dermoscope and suturing techniques for various skin cancer types.

OVERALL

I love Brisbane, and I love dermoscopy, the course is great for someone like me who has to work full-time, so e-learning is the way to go, and I am so pleased to be able to now be accredited to diagnose and manage skin cancer.

SIGN UP

https://www.dermcoll.edu.au/training-and-education/training-non-fellows/gp-practical-dermoscopy/

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