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Meet Dr Brittany Wakefield!

Dr Brittany Wakefield For new or existing patients who may have not seen Dr Wakefield before, she has been at Reydon Street Medical Centre since 2019 and now has more availability for her patients. Her special interests include all things skin, whether its teenage acne or skin cancers and melanoma, Dr Wakefield can help. Dr…
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Meet Dr Colbrook!

Dr Paul Colbrook GP and Skin Cancer Doctor in Mt Gravatt Dr Colbrook has been at Reydon Street Medical Centre since 2012. Since then, Dr Paul has been helping patients reach their long-term goals to improve their health and wellbeing. He enjoys a relaxed, non-judgemental, and collaborative approach to communication and patient care. Paul believes…
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The Pap test has changed: More accurate. Less often.

Every year around 800 Australian women are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Yet, Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers.     Your best protection against cervical cancer is routine screenings. The Pap test was replaced with a new Cervical Screening Test (CST) every five years. The latest medical and scientific evidence shows that…
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It is still the same sun!

Many Australians will remember the original ‘Sid the Seagull’ from Cancer Council’s 1980’s campaign which launched the ‘Slip, Slop, Slap’ message.   If you remember Sid the Seagull you are old enough to need regular skin cancer and melanoma checks. Since this message, many things have changed but our sun is still the same. Australia…
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NATIONAL SKIN CANCER ACTION WEEK starts 15 November 2020

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Watch Lana’s video about being diagnosed with melanoma. Most melanomas and other skin cancers can be prevented by the use of good sun protection. Every day of the year (winter and summer) we urge you to use the five forms of sun protection: slip on sun-protective clothingslop on SPF30 (SPF 50 is better) broad-spectrum, water-resistant…
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NATIONAL SKIN CANCER ACTION WEEK 2020 in November

One in four teenagers between 12 and 17 years old get sunburnt every weekend. the more times we sunburn the more changes of us becoming one of the 2 out 3 people that get skin cancer before 70 years old, or being one of the 1,400 Australians that are diagnosed with melanoma each year. If…
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Do you have a ongoing condition and want to stay healthy as long as possible? If you do, read on… If not, please share this with a loved one or friend who does.

Proactive management of chronic, ongoing conditions has never been more important. We published a recent post to remind patients to ensure they attend to routine cancer checks, like breast, mammography, skin and melanoma and colorectal cancer. Today, we are reminding people to keep on track with paying attention to all aspects of their health. We…
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Time to see you GP and get a health check

Jenny Morrison the Prime Minister’s wife has sent a message to all Australians, and women in particular not to put off seeing their GP. At Reydon Street, we are aware that patients are putting off routine preventative care like skin checks and breast screening. We have also noticed a decline in patients attending to routine…
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