To keep yourself in tip-top shape, discover when you should be tested for breast cancer, diabetes, prostate cancer, glaucoma and more.
Test your breasts
Did you know that one in nine women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, and more than half of all breast cancers are found by the woman herself or her local GP? All women over 50 should be tested, and it doesn’t hurt for men to check themselves too, so find out what to look for at the Breast Cancer WA website.
In 1989 only 1.5 per cent of the population suffered from diabetes. Now 4 per cent of Australians have this disease which, if left untreated, can be dangerous. All Australians over 55 should be tested but, to find out if you are at risk, visit the Diabetes Australia website.
Protect your prostate
Aproximately 20,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed every year in Australia. All men over 50 should talk to their GPs about prostate cancer screening. To find out more about the testing methods used visit the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia website.
Be aware of your bowel
Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world, and it is the second highest cancer killer in the country. Luckily it is also one of the most curable types of cancer if detected early, so why not order a bowel cancer screening kit today from Bowel Cancer Australia?
Glaucoma doesn’t rhyme with anything interesting
If you haven’t had your eyes checked recently it might be time to book an appointment with an optometrist. Optometrists check your eye health, as well as your eyesight, and they look for conditions such as glaucoma, or pressure in the eye, which can lead to irreversible blindness. To discover the symptoms of glaucoma visit the Glaucoma Australia website.