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Draft clinical practice guidelines for PSA testing released at World Cancer Congress

2014 World Cancer Congress. Melbourne, Australia: Leading Australian cancer agencies are seeking community and professional input into draft clinical practice guidelines aimed at maximising the benefits and minimising the harms of use of the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test for prostate cancer. Released today for public consultation, the Australian draft guidelines have been developed by [...]

By |2015-01-30T03:47:48+00:00January 30th, 2015|General News|0 Comments

Prostate cancer now number one in Australia and rising

Adam Cresswell, The Australian Prostate cancer has overtaken colorectal cancer to become the most commonly diagnosed malignancy in Australia. And figures show that the numbers of new prostate cancer cases are rising far faster than expected. A report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, to be released today, says that in contrast to [...]

By |2015-03-16T01:30:57+00:00January 10th, 2015|Medical|0 Comments

Ginseng and flaxseed may have beneficial results in cancer treatment

Mathew Denholm, The Australian US research into alternative medicines suggests flaxseed slows the growth of prostate tumours and ginseng helps relieve the fatigue of cancer patients. The studies reflect doctors' efforts to explore the risks and benefits of foods and supplements that are routinely taken by their patients with little scientific proof they help. Americans [...]

By |2015-03-16T01:30:08+00:00December 20th, 2014|Medical|0 Comments

New technique to reduce incontinence after prostate surgery

Information on access to continence services. There have been some changes to services to people, with severe urinary continence being able to access both Commonwealth and NSW State Government financial assistance. In April 2009 the Program of Appliances for Disabled People (or PADP) which used to be located on the Mt Druitt Hospital campus, was [...]

By |2016-11-08T00:18:19+00:00December 18th, 2014|General News, Medical|0 Comments

Cod liver fish oil can help beat off a range of cancers and other illness

Fish oil supplements which include natural forms of vitamin D and A such as cod liver oil are reported to be giving some amazing health benefits. These include skin cancer reduction and prostate cancer blocking. In addition a four year US study into the effects of an increased dietary intake of Vitamin D and calcium [...]

By |2016-11-08T00:18:19+00:00December 16th, 2014|General News, Medical|0 Comments

Cooked tomato may be a valuable source of cancer beating lycopene

APTRC Emerging research across the world suggests that lycopene provides health benefits. Lycopene may help to prevent prostate cancer, in addition to other forms of cancer, heart disease and other serious diseases. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant, it is an open-chain unsaturated carotenoid that is involved in the red colour of tomatoes, guava, rosehip and [...]

By |2016-11-08T00:18:19+00:00November 16th, 2014|Diet, Medical|0 Comments

Erectile dysfunction following prostate cancer

Many men claim that there are few things more devastating than learning that they may have permanent erectile dysfunction, usually described as "the mind is willing, but the body is weak". Some men however find that taking a different perspective on the problem goes a long way to being able to completely ignore the lack [...]

By |2016-11-08T00:18:19+00:00November 15th, 2014|Medical|0 Comments
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