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World’s Greatest Shave 2021 is here!

Blood cancer is on the rise in Australia. Every single day, 47 Australian families will learn that they are facing blood cancer. Blood cancer takes so much, it can take a person’s job away, it can take them away from their families, it can take their hair, and it can take their life. Participating in…
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Protect yourself again melanoma!

What is melanoma? Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops in the skin cells called melanocytes and usually occurs on the parts of the body that have been overexposed to the sun. Rare melanomas can occur inside the eye or in parts of the skin or body that have never been exposed to…
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Did you know every five hours, one Australia dies from melanoma?Melanoma March is coming…

This Melanoma March you can take steps to beat this killer disease. The annual march will be held on Sunday, March 21st, 2021. You can register your interest in the march here: https://melanomamarch.org.au/cms/register-interest-2021. This year is the 10th year of Melanoma March. Each Melanoma March brings together melanoma patients, their families, and local communities to raise awareness…
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Today is World Cancer Day!

World Cancer Day is a global initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). Starting in 2000, World Cancer Day has grown into a positive movement for everyone to unite under one voice to face one of our greatest challenges. Each year hundreds of activities and events take place around the world which…
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February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Each year in Australia around 1,500 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In most cases, the cancer will be diagnosed at an advance stage where it is very difficult to treat. Therefore, Ovarian Cancer Australia is committed to ensuring that every Australian knows more about ovarian cancer and early symptoms. Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is…
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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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