This month is breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer can affect both men and women. Early detection is imperative for better outcomes. It’s therefore very important to regularly self examine and look for any changes, such as skin changes, nipple discharge, lumps or pain to name a few.
If you aren’t up to date with your breast screening then please do make this a priority. Screening save lives.
If you have any concerns or simply want to chat about your own risks, please do pop by in clinic.
Congratulations you’ve made it through the week, you might be thinking it’s time to celebrate, let your hair down and have a drink or two?
But wait 🚫 before you grab that glass, did you know that Australian’s are drinking more than they were last year. Long term use of excess alcohol can cause a multitude of health risks, ranging from high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, weakened immune system, memory problems and mental health issues just to name a few.
It is recommended that healthy men and women drink no more than 10 standard drinks a week and no more than 4 in one day.
So maybe switch that glass to a juice instead or perhaps an alcohol free alternative.
Australia is on track to be the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer by 2035 as long as women get on top of their cervical health.
This week is all about cervical cancer awareness. The new cervical screening programme is open to those aged from 25-74 every 5 years and helps to detect the presence of HPV (Human Papilloma Virus), it is much more accurate than its predecessor the Pap test.
HPV takes over 10 years to develop into cervical cancer and cervical cancer is a rare outcome of HPV infection. For this reason you only need to have a test every 5 years rather than 2.
The test itself, taken in the same way as the Pap test, takes five minutes and could save your life.
If you’re overdue your smear test, please book in today or if you have any abnormal bleeding at any age, such as bleeding between periods, after intercourse or after the menopause please seek medical advice.