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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.

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.

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.

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.

June 29, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

The Importance of Bowel Screening

With more people aged 50 and over opting to have regular bowel screens, the incidence of bowel cancer has been on the decline. As June’s Bowel Cancer Awareness month wraps up, Epworth Gastroenterologist Dr Wayne Friedman explains it’s still a good idea to get screened if you’re slightly younger, or are in a risk group.

May 7, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

Sentinel Node Biopsy Explained

One of the most recent advances in the diagnosis of the spread of breast cancer is the use of a sentinel node biopsy. So what does it involve and what has it replaced?

May 5, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

Breast Cancer in the Family: What are the Chances?

Around one in eight Australian women will develop breast cancer by the time they are 80. When a diagnosis of breast cancer occurs, many family members worry that there may be an inherited genetic link. So how do you know whether your family is at risk?

April 14, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

Better Emotional Health After Breast Cancer Treatment

The end of active treatment can be an emotional time for breast cancer patients. Instead of feeling relieved and happy, some women find they feel lonely, anxious, stressed and vulnerable. 

March 6, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

Breast Screening Vital for Early Cancer Detection

Regular breast checks are something many women think about doing but tend to put off. Epworth medical oncologist Dr Ross Jennens urges all Australian women to take advantage of free breast screening once they turn 40.

March 6, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

Not so Risky Business: The Truth About Radiation Oncology

While a cancer diagnosis can be a very confronting time, many patients also worry whether the treatment will bring additional health issues down the track. Here we explore some of the common queries about radiation treatment.

February 6, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

Skin Checks: Are You At Risk?

Every adult should check their skin at the start of summer. That’s the key message coming from Epworth HealthCare's Director of Dermatology Professor Rodney Sinclair.