Case Report 06 September 2018 Dr Chitra Sivaramamoorthy

Peripheral neuropathy points to something sinister

Genevieve, a 73-year-old female presents with a four-year history of symmetrical painful peripheral neuropathy, with tactile hyperaesthesia worse at night. She has a past history of anxiety and osteoarthritis.
Therapy Update 27 August 2018 Dr Simone Goldinger

The drugs that have cancer on the run

Attempts to improve the survival of patients with advanced or metastatic melanoma have, until recently, proven futile.
Therapy Update 20 August 2018 Dr Simone Goldinger

Taking aim at mutant genes to treat melanoma

Since 2010, there has been a massive paradigm shift in systemic melanoma therapy. Before this, no survival benefits had been demonstrated throughout a variety of clinical trials.
Dermoscopy 07 August 2018 Associate Professor Cliff Rosendahl, Dr Morné du Plessis

Be mindful of melanoma mimics

The presentation of melanoma can break the clinical pattern of other lesions at the same anatomical location by virtue of its size, shape or colour. However, because the chaotic behaviour of malignant tissue is unpredictable, melanoma can also mimic other lesions.
Case Report 30 July 2018 Dr Daniel Xu

Picking up pancreatic cancer

Joseph is 59-year-old accountant who presents with constipation and a mildly reduced appetite. He discloses a six-month history of progressive constipation and has been self-managing by using a stool softener and laxatives.
How to Treat 27 July 2018 Professor Gregory Falk, Sophia Little
Therapy Update 30 May 2018 Dr Ian Vela

Cutting through the confusion around changes to PSA testing

UNDERSTANDING MENChanges to PSA testing have led to confusion.
Picture Quiz 29 May 2018 Dr Paul Goodridge

Does this FBC indicate acute lymphocytic leukaemia?

Vic is a 67-year-old male who works as a delivery driver. He presents to his GP with one month of lethargy and easy bruising. Each week, How to Treat publishes a clinical picture quiz. The quiz has no CPD points attached, it's just for fun.
How to Treat 11 May 2018 Dr Sarah Wright, Dr Gregory Gard
Therapy Update 09 May 2018 Dr Stephen Birrell

The danger of dense breasts

There are important healthcare implications for women with mammographically dense breasts. High mammographic density not only reduces the sensitivity of mammography, but is also independently associated with an increased breast cancer risk.