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September 2, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian males, with 3,500 Aussie men dying from it each year.

August 8, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Never too young for bowel cancer

Bowel cancer is traditionally associated with older people but with an increasing incidence in those under 50, doctors are encouraging younger people to monitor their bowel health.

July 30, 2019| Healthcare News /

Blood cancer research

Molecular pathology techniques are used to diagnose all blood cancers including myeloma, leukaemia and lymphoma.

July 4, 2019| Epworth News /

Epworth wig salon

For many women, losing their hair during cancer treatment can be like losing a part of their identity.

Epworth Healthcare’s wig salon aims to restore these women’s confidence and sense of self as they face the battle of their lives.

April 1, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Melanoma - More than just a spot

It’s often referred to as Australia’s national cancer, and we have recently again earned the title of melanoma capital of the world. Keeping this in mind chances are you or someone you might know may be diagnosed with melanoma.

We caught up with Mr Dean White, Dr Phillip Parente and Mr Frank Lin from Epworth Eastern Melanoma Clinic to discuss this disease.

March 20, 2019| Healthcare News /

New trial offers PBS relief for patients

An Australian global clinical trial led by Epworth Assoc. Professor Miles Prince has seen a breakthrough drug being added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

January 8, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Summer drink recipes

We’ve got some tips and tasty alternatives to plain water that are perfect for any celebrations during the warmer months!

November 8, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Supporting a loved one diagnosed with cancer

Providing support for a loved one who has been diagnosed is often a highly emotional and confronting challenge. Supporting roles can range from being a full-time carer to just doing your best to be there for a friend when you can.

November 2, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Cancer staging

When diagnosed with cancer, your doctors next step will be to assess the size of the cancer and where it has started to grow. The area where your cancer has started to grow is referred to as ‘primary’ and if it spreads to other parts of the body, these areas will be referred to as ‘secondary’ or ‘metastases’.

October 31, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Fear of cancer recurrence

One of the most common challenges faced by cancer survivors is a fear of the illness returning. This fear can likely come and go for significant periods of time, effecting physical wellbeing and often the ability to simply enjoy life and plan for the future.

October 30, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Chemotherapy - What to expect

A cancer diagnosis is one that sends an emotional shockwave across the lives of both patients and their loved ones. However, early detection and advances in treatment can increase the potential of transforming cancer into a potentially manageable illness requiring regular monitoring.


May 30, 2018| Epworth News /

Australian-first paediatric robotic surgery

In an Australian-first paediatric procedure, Head and Neck surgeon Ben Dixon has successfully removed a patient’s rare, parapharyngeal clear-cell sarcoma using robotic surgery at Epworth Richmond.

May 8, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Bald, bold and beautiful

“Will I lose my hair?” is often one of the first things asked when discussing chemotherapy as a treatment option and the answer is, “Maybe”.

March 29, 2018| Epworth News /

Wig Salon opens at Epworth Geelong

Epworth Geelong is here to support cancer patients with more than just clinical care.

Patients experiencing hair loss as a result of cancer treatment can now access the new Wig Salon, located at Epworth Geelong.

March 28, 2016| Health and Wellbeing /

Raise your voice

Whether you’re a professional singer, university lecturer, barrister or work in customer service, your voice is quite possibly your most valuable assets. Looking after your voice is essential, and when it comes to disorders of the voice, early detection is the key to a good outcome. 

February 29, 2016| Health and Wellbeing /

Rebuilding body and soul after breast cancer treatment

For breast cancer patients, the end of active treatment signals the beginning of the next phase of their recovery. It can be a time of intense physical challenges and powerful emotions, when the support of expert clinicians and others going through the same experience can make all the difference. 

September 28, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

Complimentary therapies to consider during cancer treatment

We all want to be better sooner, so it’s not uncommon to look into complimentary therapies to complement traditional medicine while undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy. We speak to the experts about alternative treatments and why it’s valuable to talk to your specialist.