The role of the Breast Care Nurse

A diagnosis of breast cancer can be very frightening and many will have concerns about body image, self-esteem, sexuality and the impact on relationships. There can be significant financial impacts on the woman and her family and uncertainty over the future. Many women who have breast cancer, feel helpless and powerless. The psychological impact of … Continue reading The role of the Breast Care Nurse

How can you help a newly diagnosed cancer patient?

Hearing a friend or family member has been dealt a cancer diagnosis can mean you are struggling with your own emotional response, as well as wondering how you can effectively communicate and help that person.  Both emotional and practical support can be a huge help for anyone newly diagnosed with cancer but sometimes it’s hard … Continue reading How can you help a newly diagnosed cancer patient?

Murdoch’s Junior Medical Officers learning on the job

With a state-of-the-art medical training facility and a focus on wellbeing and professional development, Murdoch Hospital is a workplace of choice for upcoming doctors. Murdoch offers junior medical doctors, otherwise known as JMO’s, a place to start and expand their careers across a range of fields. Deputy Director of Medical Services Dr Emily Kuzich said … Continue reading Murdoch’s Junior Medical Officers learning on the job

Your endometriosis questions answered

Gynaecological specialist Dr Simon Clarke from Cove Medical answers our questions about endometriosis. What is endometriosis and why does it cause pain?Endometriosis is a progressive, chronic, oestrogen-dependent condition, in which cells similar to those that line the inner cavity [endometrium] of the uterus grow in locations outside the uterus. Most commonly this occurs in the … Continue reading Your endometriosis questions answered

Colonoscopies: are they really that bad?

Colonoscopy. It’s the dreaded procedure that most over 50’s should be having on a regular basis but it can be uncomfortable to talk about and even worse to schedule into your diary. It’s important to remember that the team at Murdoch’s endoscopy suite undertake many colonoscopies every day and are here to make you feel … Continue reading Colonoscopies: are they really that bad?