More than 99% of cervical cancers are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. To find out everything you need to know about cervical screening, contact our team at Peregian Medical centre.
When you are 40 and above, placing value on health will become more of a priority. Let's face it, aging is inevitable and whether you like it or not, along with age comes a host of changes in your body and brain. Learn more about preventative medical screening tests in this article.
Though bowel cancer is more common in people over the age of 50, evidence suggests bowel cancer is on the rise among younger Australians. Learn more in this article.
Australians aged 50 and above are encouraged to complete a screening called faecal occult blood test (FOBT) every two years. Learn more about at home bowel cancer screening tests.
Mental illness affects your ability to function, cause problems in your day to day activities, and affect your relationships. It is important, therefore, to identify the symptoms of mental health concerns before they progress into mental illness.
About 1,600 Australian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year, with most cases having progressed to a more advanced stage.*
Ovarian cancers don't necessarily just start in the ovary, they can also begin in the far end of the fallopian tubes.
According to statistics, the flu causes an average of 3,500 deaths, approximately 18,000 hospitalisations, and 300,000 GP consultations in Australia each year. Those who have a chronic disease have a 40 times increased risk of death from influenza.
To protect yourself against a flu infection, you need a flu vaccine. Flu vaccines cause your body to develop antibodies that will provide protection against influenza viruses during the upcoming flu season.
We have made it easier for you to book online!
Peregian Family Medical Centre is now using the HotDoc App, a new way to book medical appointments online. It's simple, convenient to use, and saves you time. All you have to do is download the app and you can start booking appointments using your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone!
Once melanoma is diagnosed, doctors determine its risk profile to develop a treatment approach. This process is called staging. The stage of a cancer describes how much the illness has spread and is used to estimate the patient's survival rate.
The most common type of melanoma usually appears as a flat or barely raised lesion with irregular edges and different colours. Fifty per cent of these melanomas occur in preexisting moles.
Recalling a patient is an essential part of the healthcare system, a recall could be issued for a number of reasons and is an indication that your General Practitioner (GP) does require your attendance in a follow-up appointment.