Therapy Update 12 June 2014 Dr Terri Foran

Uterine fibroids

Treatments for symptomatic uterine fibroids are continuing to develop, with new drugs on the horizon. Leiomyomas of the uterus, more commonly known as fibroids, are benign tumours of the smooth muscle and connective tissues of the uterus.
Therapy Update 05 June 2014 Dr Robert Hitchins

Stool DNA testing

A new DNA screening test for bowel cancer has been shown to detect more tumours than immunochemical faecal occult blood testing.
Case Report 20 May 2014 Dr Robert Hitchins

Complications of cancer

What could be causing disseminated symptoms in a patient with lung cancer?
Therapy Update 01 May 2014 Dr Robert Hitchins

Smouldering myeloma

Multiple myeloma accounts for 1.3% of all cancers and is the second most common haematological malignancy (after non-Hodgkin's lymphoma). In Australia in 2012, an estimated 1540 new cases of myeloma were diagnosed, while 890 people died from the disease.
Case Report 08 April 2014 Dr Robert Hitchins

Opioid-related constipation

Max is a 75-year-old retired engineer with very slowly progressive metastatic renal cancer that was diagnosed three years ago.
Therapy Update 20 March 2014 Dr Robert Hitchins
Case Report 04 March 2014 Dr Robert Hitchins

Considering chemo

Val, a healthy 66-year-old retired nurse, found a left breast lump two months ahead of her regular screening mammogram. She has not smoked for 40 years, maintains a healthy weight and exercises regularly.
Case Report 04 February 2014 Dr Robert Hitchins

Time to intervene

Tom was a 74-year-old, lifelong smoker, who complained of an itchy, purplish rash on his head and the backs of his hands.
Therapy Update 30 January 2014 Dr Robert Hitchins

Green tea and cancer prevention

Can green tea prevent or even treat cancer? It's a question many patients with cancer ask their doctors, often after well-meaning friends have recommended they drink it.
Case Report 14 January 2014 Dr Robert Hitchins

Going home

Donna, aged 58, had complained intermittently of bloating and abdominal pain for two years.