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How To Approach LYMPHADENOPATHY In Adults

How To Approach LYMPHADENOPATHY In Adults

Dr Joshua Richmond MBBS (Hons), FRACGP, FRACP. FRCPA Clinical Haematologist Lymphadenopathy is a common presentation in general practice and understanding the red flag symptoms and signs can improve treatment outcomes. The patients’s clinical history and examination can be very helpful in identifying patients who need urgent assessment. The following symptoms and signs  give guidance on when … Read more

Capsule endoscopy in the diagnosis of small intestinal pathology

Mark W A Norrie BHB, MBChB, FRACP, PhD Capsule with Sensor array Since its introduction in 2000, capsule endoscopy has allowed us to investigate and diagnose pathology in the small intestine, a previously arcane area of the gastrointestinal tract. Presently it is funded by Medicare to investigate overt GI bleeding or occult bleeding with iron … Read more

The Battle against ovarian Cancer

Great effort to the Montserrat Cancer Care Team: The Full Montyserrat The Battle is the signature event for the Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation which helps to fund research into more effective, less invasive and gentler treatment options for gynaecological cancer sufferers. A special thanks to the following Montserrat staff for showing of some skills on … Read more

ENDOCUFF VISION

Rebecca Ryan BMBS (Hons) FRACP Endocuff Techonology now being offered to patietns at all Montserrat Facilites across Queensland One of the major indications for colonoscopy is for Polyp follow up or for a Family history of Colorectal carcinoma/colonic polyps. Performance of a high quality colonoscopy examination requires careful visualisation of the colonic mucosa which requires … Read more

Bowel Cancer Statistics

Colorectal cancer incorporates ICD-10 cancer codes C18 (Malignant neoplasm of colon), C19 (Malignant neoplasm of rectosigmoid junction) and C20 (Malignant neoplasm of the rectum). Estimated number of new cases of colorectal cancer diagnosed in 2017 16,682 =  9,127 males +  7,555 females   Estimated % of all new cancer cases diagnosed in 2017 12.4%    Estimated number of deaths … Read more

Alarming Rise In Bowel Cancer Fuels Calls For Renewed Testing

The forecast adds urgency to calls for the federal government to restart the stalled national screening program. Australia’s peak cancer organisation said new calculations also showed nearly 20 per cent of bowel cancers were already at stage four when diagnosed — the most advanced grade, when the disease has spread and often proves fatal. Ian … Read more

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