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Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer is Australia’s second deadliest cancer. It claims more lives than breast cancer, prostate cancer,  and melanoma.  1 in 13 Australian’s will be diagnosed with bowel cancer in their lifetime and it claims the lives of 5,375 people per …

by Dr Georgia Page

Vaccination for the over 65s

The focus on vaccination is often on children but what about our over 65 population? Older people suffer higher rates of serious illness and death from infectious diseases such an influenza, pneumococcal disease and herpes zoster. This is because as …

by Dr Georgia Page

OSTEOPOROSIS AND FRACTURES

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become weak and brittle,  making them more likely to fracture. It mainly affects people over the age of 50 when bones loose minerals such as calcium faster than the body can replace them …

by Dr Georgia Page

Women’s Cancer – Let’s talk lady bits

 

We all know someone that has been affected by Breast and Gynaecological cancers. In Australia approximately 20,000 women will be diagnosed this year – that’s over 50 women every day! Although breast cancer is very common, with modern medical …

by Dr Georgia Page

Meningococcal Disease and Vaccination

Meningitis, it’s a word that strikes fear into most people’s hearts. Although it is a rare illness, it’s consequences can be catastrophic, and even with appropriate antibiotic care, up to 10% of cases are fatal. Most people will make a …

by Dr Samantha Pethen

Prostate cancer screening

We are fortunate in Australia to have effective screening programmes for breast cancer (mammogram every two years from age 50-74 years), cervical cancer (cervical screening test aged 25-74 years) and bowel cancer (stool tests every 1-2 years from age 50-74). …

by Dr David King

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