Lung Cancer Awareness

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

Did you know that each year, more than 12,000 Australians are diagnosed with lung cancer?

This month, we urge everyone to be aware of the signs and symptoms of lung cancer to raise awareness of early diagnosis. It’s important to know the symptoms as although it occurs mostly in people aged 60 and over, it can affect people of any age.

What are the symptoms?
• coughing up blood
• a new or changed cough that doesn’t go away
• chest pain and/or shoulder pain or discomfort – the pain may be worse with coughing or deep breathing
• trouble breathing or shortness of breath
• hoarse voice
• weight loss
• loss of appetite
• chest infection that doesn’t go away
• tiredness or weaknessMany conditions can cause these symptoms, not just lung cancer.

Anyone can get lung cancer, even if they have never smoked. If you have any of these symptoms and they are persistent, talk to a doctor.

National Skin Cancer Action Week

☀️ National Skin Cancer Action Week 2020 ☀️

The Australian climate is known for its harsh sun and high UV, which makes it so important for people to know about sun protection and skin checks for the early detection of skin cancers.

With Summer approaching, the five forms of sun protection promoted by the Cancer Council includes:

• Slip on sun-protective clothing.
• Slop on SPF30 (or higher) broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen.
• Slap on a broad-brimmed hat.
• Seek shade.
• Slide on sunglasses.

Skin cancer has a 69% survival rate, and those odds are dramatically increased by early detection, making campaigns like this week a life-saving initiative.

When was your last skin check? To book an appointment please call reception on 02 6056 2011 or book online through


NAIDOC WEEK 8-15 November

NAIDOC Week is held across Australia each year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This year’s theme 'Always Was, Always Will Be' encourages the community to explore, learn about and appreciate the wealth and breadth of Indigenous Nations, languages and knowledge of our continent.


Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide.

By encouraging men to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of family history of cancer and to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Since inception, the Movember Foundation has raised $837 million and funded over 1,200 projects in more than 20 countries.

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