Melanoma Essentials is a succinct guide to the successful diagnosis, management and understanding of melanoma. The book does not require any specialist knowledge of melanoma, making it suitable for both medical practitioners and allied health professionals wishing to gain a better understanding of the disease. Melanoma Essentials is novel in that it has been specifically designed for the iBooks platform, taking advantage of the multimedia opportunities that creates; it has over 130 images, videos and presentations to illustrate the concepts discussed.
With an emphasis on diagnosis and management strategies for melanoma, this book provides primary care physicians, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, oncologists (medical, surgical and radiation), medical students, nurses and other staff working with melanoma patients an essential overview of the important and everyday aspects of the disease. It is structured along the concept of the patient journey, from epidemiology, through clinical diagnosis and biopsy to the principles of definitive management of primary or recurrent disease. Included is a short overview of the exciting and novel field of systemic therapies, with easy-to-understand illustrations that provide a quick overview of the basic principles behind how they work.
Melanoma Essentials has been written by the doctors working at the world’s largest melanoma treatment centre, Melanoma Institute Australia. Many of these authors are the world leaders in their and thus this book provides an invaluable opportunity for readers to learn from these experts in an exciting and easily understood format.