Cancer screening is testing a group of people in the population for signs of cancer in order to find it in the early stages, before it causes symptoms. Early detection is key to successful treatment.
Screening tests are offered to people who may have an increased risk of a particular cancer because of their age, sex or other factors.
In Australia we routinely screen for three types of cancer: bowel, cervical and breast.
If you have received a reminder for cancer screening, no matter how long ago you received it, make your appointment today.
Don’t forget to spoil Mum. We’ve got lots of great gift ideas, and we’ll even wrap it so it’s ready to give.
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Some germs can be effectively removed from our hands by using hand sanitiser. Others can’t.
For example, hand sanitiser does not work well to prevent the spread of gastro.
So if someone in your household is sick with gastro, the best way to prevent the spread is by washing your hands the old-fashioned way, with soap and water.
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Looking after your mental health, especially during times of change, can really help you and those around you
If you or someone you know needs mental health support, it’s available to you 24/7.
Grass pollen continues to be present in parts of Victoria potentially increasing the risk of an epidemic thunderstorm asthma event.
Stay vigilant. Look out for asthma symptoms and have your asthma medication with you at all times.
Call Nurse on Call on 1300 60 60 24 or see your doctor if you require medical advice.
Call triple zero (000) immediately if someone is not breathing, if their asthma suddenly becomes worse or is not improving, or if the person is having an asthma attack and a reliever is not available.
If you have any questions about hay fever, talk to your GP or pharmacist about a hay fever treatment plan. A plan can help you manage your hay fever symptoms and reduce your risk of thunderstorm asthma during grass pollen season.