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.
4 Months online learning
8 Hour face to face workshop
2 hour exam
Learn all about skin examinations, getting patient history, skin lesions, using a dermoscope and suturing techniques for various skin cancer types.
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.
Cervical Screening Update 2017 | Women’s Health Series
In this episode of Dr Nora, I take you through the changes occurring to Cervical Screening from December 2017 as discussed at a recent Women’s Health Update Event I attended at the Gold Coast Private Hospital.
Currently Australia’s Medicare provides cervical cancer screening via a Pap Smear test for women aged between 18-69, every 2 years, once they have become sexually active.
From December 2017, Medicare will be moving towards a more internationally recognised liquid-based cytology approach. The test will not feel any different, but will reduce the number of inadequate tests and the wait time for results.
As these new tests are more efficient, women will now be screened from the ages of 25-74, every 5 years.
In the meantime please note that it is very important for women to continue to participate in the current two yearly Pap test program to ensure they are not at risk of developing cervical cancer.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to leave a comment, or book an appointment for a consultation.
Did you know that if you’re aged between 45 to 49 years old you may be eligible for a free health assessment to help prevent developing a chronic disease?
The procedure itself consists of listing to your heart, lungs, checking your blood pressure, blood tests and an ECG, while it sounds like a lot, it usually only takes 30 minutes.
The health assessment is for patients who, in the clinical judgement of the medical practitioner and based on the identification of a specific risk factor, is at risk of developing a chronic disease. A chronic disease or condition is one that has been, or is likely to be present for at least six months, including (but not limited to) asthma, cancer, cardiovascular illness, diabetes mellitus, a mental health condition, arthritis or a musculoskeletal condition.
So if you’re aged between 45 and 49 (or know someone who is), drop in for a consultation to see if you qualify.