Geelong Medical & Health Group News

8 Things That Increase Your Risk for Multiple Types of Cancer

August 28 2019

As one of the leading causes of death in Australia, the threat of cancer can be scary. But the good news is that some of the most common cancer risk factors are within your control. By making a few lifestyle changes, you can reduce your odds of developing cancer, not to mention a host of...


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10 Warning Signs of Cervical Cancer You Should Never Ignore

February 11 2019

There are a few reasons cervical cancer is known as a silent killer among women. For one, the disease doesn’t present any symptoms until it is at a later stage. This makes the illness tricky to catch early, and complicates treatment. “Cervical cancer is a slow onset cancer, so by the time someone is showing...


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Breast Cancer; What Is It?

October 2 2018

What is Breast Cancer? Breast Cancer; you may be familiar with the words, but do you actually know what it is? Well, all tissues in our body are made from cells, including the breasts. Cancer starts in the cells which make up the tissues. In normal circumstances cells grow and divide as our body requires...


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6 Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

September 21 2018

Signs of pancreatic cancer are hard to spot, and early detection is key to survival. Chances are, you rarely give much thought to your pancreas, a glandular organ that helps your body digest food and convert it into energy. Located behind your stomach, the pancreas produces insulin and regulates your body’s hormones that maintain glucose...


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How Do I Check Myself For Melanoma?

April 19 2018

Australians are well known for our love of the beach and other outdoorsy activities, but all that time spent in the sun doesn’t come without some associated risks. Sadly, Australia has the highest incidence of melanoma in the world. On average, 30 Australians will be diagnosed with melanoma every day and more than 1,200 will die...


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The Must-Know Update On How To Detect Melanomas

November 14 2017

The Medical Journal of Australia has revealed three new signs that should be taken into account when approaching the diagnosis of life-threatening melanoma. According to research from Cancer Council Australia, “approximately two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70”; when new skin cancer research emerges from a country...


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5 Foods That Can Cause Cancer

November 6 2017

With so much noise surrounding possible causes of, it’s hard to determine what the true dangers are. The good news is that when it comes to food, there aren’t that many specific types linked to cancer. While extra weight is a problem (obesity raises the risk of a number of types of cancer), food, in general, is...


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8 Warning Signs Of Stomach Cancer

October 3 2017

Stomach cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the stomach grow in an uncontrolled way. There are two main types of stomach cancer. Gastric cancer develops in the glandular cells that line the stomach wall, whilst gastrointestinal stromal tumours are rare cancers that develop in the connective tissue in the stomach wall. Stomach cancer occurs in males and females but is...


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Cervical Cancer 101 : What You Need To Know

September 30 2017

Every year there are about 730 new cases of cervical cancer found in Australian women. Most women with early cancer of the cervix will be cured. Even if the disease is not discovered until after it has advanced, treatment is still possible but the likelihood of a long-term cure is lower. Cervical cancer is often...


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What You Need To Know About Prostate Cancer

September 25 2017

More men die of prostate cancer than women die of breast cancer. Did you know that prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in Australia with 20,000 diagnosis and close to 3,300 deaths each year? Only men have a prostate. It is a small gland that sits below the bladder near the...


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