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What is Bowen’s Disease and is it skin cancer?

Unfortunately, there are many weird and not so wonderful forms of skin cancer or, in this case, preludes to skin cancer. You may have heard the term Bowen’s Disease but not associated it with skin cancer and whilst it isn’t clinically defined as skin cancer, it is an early form of Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) […]

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Revolutionary skin cancer treatment hits Gympie

Superficial Radiotherapy (SRT), is now available for the first time in Gympie. Residents in the community, and the surrounding regions, who suffer from non-melanoma skin cancer will now have access to this affordable, specialised and life-saving skin cancer treatment close to home.

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Patient Case Study – Basal Cell Carcinoma

This delightful 95-year-old man presented with two non-melanoma skin cancers; one on his nose and the other on his chin and both diagnosed as Basal Cell Carcinoma’s. Superficial radiotherapy was used to treat and cure the cancers, with outstanding results achieved.

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Superficial radiotherapy skin healing process

Side Effects of superficial radiotherapy Superficial radiotherapy offers a 90-95% cure rate and is an exceptional non-surgical treatment option for non-melanoma skin cancers. Treatment is typically offered over a 3 – 4 week period, with the skin expected to react in a predicable fashion. The diagram below explains the expected skin changes for an average […]

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What you really need to know about UV rays!

You may or may not be aware that there are three types of UV rays; one we really don’t need to worry about, but the other two impact our skin differently and both can be quite detrimental. If you’re unsure of the differences and the impacts, make sure you read on.

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Patient Case Study – Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Patient overview Our patient was a 77-year-old female who came to us following a referral from her doctor. She had a Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) on her right big toe, as well as Bowen’s disease on her left and right second toes. After struggling with the SCC on her right big toe for almost 10 […]

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Superficial Radiotherapy explained

  Superficial radiotherapy is a revolutionary treatment option for non-melanoma skin cancers, namely Basal Cell Carcinoma’s, Squamous Cell Carcinoma’s and Bowen’s disease. It works by targeting the specific DNA of the skin cancer cell/s only, causing irreversible damage and ultimately, curing the cancer. This treatment is relatively new amongst the private health sector in Australia […]

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A day in the life of a medical professional

Depending on your position in the medical industry, you get to experience incredible things such as saving lives, easing pain, mending broken bones, rehabilitating an injury, provide understanding, extending support, working through emotional concerns, and overall helping people from all walks of life through some of their tough times. But we do also need to endure the lows that accompany our roles….

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