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Men’s Health Matters: Bowel Cancer Screening & Prostate Checks!

As men, we often take a back seat when it comes to our health. Busy lives and a “she’ll be alright” mentality can lead to neglecting important checks and screenings. However, prioritising your health is crucial, and at One Life Medical in Alexandra Hills, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

This June, Men’s Health Week is a timely reminder to focus on the things that matter most – your physical and mental wellbeing. Here at One Life Medical, we want to highlight two key areas of men’s health: bowel cancer screening and prostate checks.

Bowel Cancer – Early Detection Saves Lives

Bowel cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in Australian men. The good news is that early detection can significantly improve treatment outcomes. The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program offers a free, simple test for men and women aged 50 to 74 every two years.

At One Life Medical, our doctors can discuss the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program with you and determine if it’s the right option for you. We can also provide information about other risk factors and answer any questions you may have.

Prostate Checks – Taking Control of Your Health

The prostate is a small gland in the male reproductive system. As men age, the risk of prostate cancer increases. Regular prostate checks can help detect any abnormalities early, leading to better treatment options and outcomes.

One Life Medical offers a variety of prostate checks, tailored to your individual needs and risk factors. Our doctors can discuss these options with you, including:

  • Digital Rectal Examination (DRE): A physical examination to assess the prostate for any lumps or abnormalities.
  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Blood Test: Measures the level of PSA in your blood, which can be elevated in some cases of prostate cancer.

Taking the First Step

Men’s health is more than just prostate checks and bowel cancer screening. At One Life Medical, we offer a comprehensive range of men’s health services, including:

  • Mental health support: We understand the unique challenges men face when it comes to mental health. Our doctors can provide support and referrals for mental health services.
  • General health checks: Regular check-ups allow us to monitor your overall health and identify any potential issues early on.
  • Preventative medicine: Focusing on preventative measures like healthy lifestyle choices and vaccinations can help you stay ahead of potential health problems.

Make an Appointment Today

Don’t wait until you experience symptoms to prioritise your health. Our friendly team at One Life Medical is here to support you on your journey to better health. Contact us today to discuss your individual needs and book an appointment. Remember, taking charge of your health is the best investment you can make for yourself and those you love.

To book an appointment at One Life Medical, please call 07 3824 8144. Alternatively, you can book online or download the app for iPhone or Android devices and make bookings directly from your phone.

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