A new report by social demographer Bernard Salt reveals a rising rate of bowel cancer among Generation Xers, notably from age 45. The report calls for the extension of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) to include people aged...
Worried about a dodgy-looking mole or other skin lesions, but you're stuck in Covid lockdown or living in a remote area? A new contactless service, designed by MoleMap, is now being used by melanographers in Australia and New Zealand to...
At present, the most common aid to early detection of prostate cancer is the prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test. But studies clearly show that the resulting treatments cause more harm than good in a disturbingly high ratio of cases,...
A new Australian study has found the rates of bowel cancer in people under 50 continue to rise, supporting Bowel Cancer Australia’s Never2Young campaign to lower the screening age from 50 to 45. Published in the ANZ Journal of Surgery,...
Six years later, Sydney councillor Dai Le still remembers the shock of the diagnosis like it was yesterday. Fit and seemingly healthy, she’d just finished doing yoga when a little voice inside her head said, ‘check your breasts’. “As soon as...
It started with the interrogation over the phone. ‘Had I been overseas recently?’ the receptionist queried. “Had I been in contact with anyone who has, and have I got flu-like symptoms?’ Um, no, actually I just have a funny looking mole...
“I need a what!” I have to admit, of all the medical procedures my overly active imagination had expected my GP to proffer as a solution to recurring stomach issues, a colonoscopy definitely wasn't one of them. It’s so strange; when...
Aside from accidentally realising in my late 40s that I actually needed reading glasses after all, my eyes have served me well. I put that down to good genes. Thanks Mum. But what many don’t know is that your eyes can...
Suffering from back pain is a burden that affects all aspects of one’s health. As the body is controlled by the central nervous system, the spine must be able to support it in order for people to function at...
It was my slightly older cousin who first put the fear of God into me about what could lie in store with my ticker. Only in his late 50s, and not in the slightest bit overweight, he blindsided me with...