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Kidney Health

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May marks Kidney Health Week and as such, our experts discuss keeping your kidneys healthy, risks and identifying problems. Super important if you’re one of the many people unaware they have kidney problems.

IBS and the Low FODMAP Diet

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IBS, also known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, is a chronic condition affecting approximately 3.5% of Australians. It is defined by the Rome Foundation, an international non-profit organisation which develops and promotes research on gastrointestinal disorders, including IBS as ‘recurrent abdominal pain that occurs at least once a week in the last 3 months…’  This disorder … Read more

A Guide to Understanding Endometriosis

Concept of Endometriosis of the uterus. Disease of the female reproductive system

Endometriosis is a chronic and debilitating condition that affects approximately 11% of women in Australia.  Tissue, called the endometrium lines the inside of the uterus and regenerates after each menstrual cycle, but for women with endometriosis, this tissue also grows outside the uterus, and instead of shedding after each menstrual cycle, the tissue continues to … Read more

Ovarian Cancer in Australia

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Sadly, each year, around 1,800 Australian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Internationally, diagnosis rates reach nearly a quarter of a million. In fighting all forms of cancer, information can be a powerful weapon, especially when it comes to early diagnosis and symptoms recognition. In this article, we’re going to discuss what ovarian cancer is, … Read more

The Rapid Rise of Melanoma

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Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer worldwide. It is our most common type of cancer. Every 2 in 3 Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70.  As we enter into Summer and spend more time in the sun, it is crucial to be aware of the risks and how … Read more

High Street Medical is Breast Cancer aware

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Each day in Australia, around 65 women are diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer. October serves as a timely reminder to check your breasts. Women who are aged between 40 and 75 can access free screening mammograms every 2 years via the BreastScreen Australia Program. At High Street Medical, we recommend that any woman with … Read more

New Self-Collection Service for Cervical Cancer

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Table of Contents The Human Papilloma Virus is the number 1 cause of cervical cancer, and most often, there are no symptoms. Most recently, the Australian National Screening Program has introduced Self-Collection to make it easier for women to have a cervical screening test. What is cervical cancer? Cervical cancer occurs when cells mutate and … Read more

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Bowel health

Table of Contents Bowel Cancer is Australia’s second-deadliest cancer and, sadly, claims the lives of 101 people every week. It does not differentiate between young or old, but there are modifiable factors that you can do to lower your chances of developing bowel cancer. What is bowel cancer? Bowel cancer (also known as colorectal cancer) … Read more

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