Today I was sad to see the news of a 22 year old tradesman who recently died of testicular cancer. Dylan Butler died last Thursday, just over a year after being given the diagnosis. His mother Jackie, 52, praised her son’s courage — but urged other young men who found suspect lumps to get them checked. Mr Butler had a lump but only went to the doctor when he had backache, … [Read more...] about Do You Know How To Check For Testicular Cancer?
Clarity has been reached by doctors attending the World Cancer Congress on screening for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer screening has been a controversial topic with different perspectives on use of PSA "prostate specific antigen" blood tests as well as digital rectal examination, also known as DRE. http://youtu.be/54LmlPeoCUo As reported by ABC News the newly formed … [Read more...] about New Guidelines For Prostate Cancer Screening
Hey there Guys. Today I have seen a patient who was having difficulty opening his bowels and issues with ongoing anal pain. On examination he had a large lump at the opening of his anus highly suspicious sign of anal cancer. Today I thought it was important to talk about the symptoms of anal cancer and its higher rate of incidence within the gay male community. Early … [Read more...] about A Quick Guide To Anal Cancer
Hi there guys. Today news agencies have been buzzing with Michael Douglas attributing his 2010 diagnosis with throat cancer to infection with HPV, a virus associated with common warts and cervical cancer. While the biggest causes of throat cancer are smoking and consuming alcohol there is a percentage of head and neck cancers associated with HPV infection. Of cancers thought … [Read more...] about HPV Virus & Oral Cancer
Hey there Guys. Today I was introduced to trigger point therapy by my physiotherapist. Trigger point therapy treats localised tender points in a muscle, sometimes called a muscle knot. These points can be painful to touch and may cause spread of pain through the whole muscle. While it's not known exactly how trigger point therapy works, today's treatment worked very well … [Read more...] about Trigger Point Therapy For Muscle Knots Or A Sore Back