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Noosa News – On the right tract to health with new treatment at Noosa Hospital – Urolift.

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THERE’S many ways to keep the male body in shape. Last week staging of the annual Triathlon meant Noosa became a veritable showground for men in their finest form; at the same time the first operation of its kind on the Sunshine Coast was using a different technique to promote the same quality – good health. At Noosa Hospital, four men suffering the common and uncomfortable disease of lower urinary tract symptoms caused by Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia underwent a minimally invasive treatment that offers huge relief. It has little if […]

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Prostate biopsies save lives

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Australian men undergoing testing for prostate cancer should be reassured biopsies are a very safe procedure, and with appropriate antibiotic coverage, pose a very low risk of infection. A report in today’s The Age newspaper suggests men who aren’t offered a relatively new method of biopsy, not currently available in all Australian hospitals, are at risk of serious infection or death. “This is a serious exaggeration of the situation and we would be very concerned if it unnecessarily alarmed or deterred men who don’t have access to the new way […]

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Urological society of Australia advocate PSA testing in the 55-69 age group

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In keeping with the recent evidence from the European study, the urological society of Australia and New Zealand advocate PSA testing be offered to all men between 55 and 69 years. If the PSA level is abnormal or the rectal exam is abnormal a needle biopsy of the prostate can then be offered as long as the patient understands the risks and benefits or diagnosis and treatment. Not all prostate cancers need treatment however, and the main benefit of PSA testing is to identify aggressive cancers that do need to […]

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