Gary, a healthy, 34-year-old, fair-headed man, presented to his GP after his wife noticed a mole on his back that seemed to have darkened, sometimes leaving spots of blood in their bed. Biopsy confirmed a clinical diagnosis of melanoma.
19 November 2013
Harriet is a 44-year-old nurse currently undergoing chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Since commencing treatment, Harriet has experienced severe nausea and vomiting, and a decreased appetite, all of which have significantly reduced her oral intake.
05 November 2013
Sylvia, a previously well 64-year-old presented recently with altered bowel habits. There was no associated weight loss and no personal or family history of note. She took no regular medications.
01 October 2013
Case Peter, a 65-year-old man, was diagnosed with localised prostate cancer five years ago (PSA 30, Gleason Score 8, T3b disease) and initially treated with radiotherapy plus a short-term leuprorelin depot regimen.
13 August 2013
High dietary fat, red meat and dairy intake,2,3 smoking, and lowered fruit and vegetable intake4 can increase the risk of prostate cancer.
08 August 2013
Monitoring patients with hepatitis B is crucial to stop the development of liver cancer. Hepatitis B is a diverse illness Ââ both in terms of the ways the disease manifests and the broad range of communities it affects in Australia.
23 July 2013
This follows the widespread media coverage of actress Angelina Jolieâs decision to have a bilateral mastectomy to reduce her risk after testing positive for BRCA1 gene mutation in view of her motherâs history of dying of breast cancer.
18 April 2013
Lesions on a patient's hands and feet can point to a wide range of systemic conditions. A variety of conditions may present as digital tumours. A selection is presented here.
20 August 2012
Most people readily accept the logic of screening for disease to facilitate earlier detection and yield better treatment outcomes. The idea of cancer screening seems particularly compelling given the great fear that exists regarding malignant disease.
20 July 2012
Breast cancer affects one in nine Australian women and while its incidence is increasing, survival rates are also improving.1 This means that many women live with the effects of cancer and its treatment, including menopausal symptoms, for many years.