Cancer

Cancer survival rates are improving

Overall, cancer survival rates are increasing. A report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare found that the cancers with the largest survival gains during the last 30 years are: Prostate cancer – which can be found by blood test and examination Kidney cancer – which can be found by imaging such as the …

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Melanoma and your health

What should you know about Melanomas? Prognosis is all about depth – the “thicker” in the skin the Melanoma is, the more chance it has spread. Flat superficial Melanomas (< 1 mm thick on biopsy) have virtually a 100% cure rate and represent about 3 in 4 Melanomas Nodular Melanoma – are aggressive tumours that …

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What do we know about prostate cancer and nutrition?

Although nutrition plays a role in the development of prostate cancer no specific diet can prevent or eradicate this disease. Prostate cancer, like other cancers, is an extremely complex process. No single factor (e.g., diet) can explain the various facets of this disease. Here is a summary of a recent article. Be lean — The …

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The power of prevention

Learn how to minimise your risk of heart disease and cancer Transcript of Power of Prevention video Hello, I’m John Cummins the Practice Principal at Executive Medicine. Today I’d like to discuss prevention. Our practice predominantly wants to get you to 85 in exceptional health. What do we know about prevention? The key question for …

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Why is exercise so important?

It is important to exercise for at least 150 minutes per week – preferably for an hour a day! As we become more tied to our desks, chairs and lounges, and spend more time using computers, our physical activity is reducing. We can develop the office workers body: hunched shoulders no muscle mass a “greyed …

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