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.
Thanks to research we now understand more about how to catch cancer early, what causes it and how best to treat it.
You can do many things to get involved in Cancer Research, from fundraising through races, bake sales or garage sales to raising awareness on social media.
In the UK I was a strong advocate for Cancer Research, completing annual fundraising races. Now in Australia, I am honoured to have been certified by the Australasian College of Dermatologists to actively perform skin cancer checks and removals.
With your continued support for research together WE WILL beat Cancer.
If you have any questions or concerns about cancer or simply need some support, please come by and see me in clinic.
Exercise has many beneficial impacts on the body from overall health and well being to the prevention of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
It’s so common to hear ‘I don’t have time for exercise’ but it doesn’t have to start with anything strenuous!
There are many exercises you can do at work, such as going for regular walks, stretching out your arms and legs and eating your lunch away from your desk. Research has shown that with 30 minutes of exercise or activity on most days of the week, the risk of chronic health problems are reduced.
So what are you waiting for, get up and take a walk!