The doctors at Mullumbimby Comprehensive Health Centre provides advice on all aspects of men’s health, including men’s health check-ups, a full range of contraceptive advice and options, STD screening, advice on reproductive health, cholesterol and blood pressure check-ups as well as preventative health care including prostate checks and mental health support.
Fear of finding out?
The “fear of finding out” about the severity of a health issue can affect men’s health. At Mullumbimby Comprehensive Health Centre our GP’s are well versed on all issues affecting men’s health and are supportive in using preventative health strategies to screen for early detection and treatment, which reduces the likelihood of illness and disease. Covering sexual difficulty in men, male-pattern baldness, prostate cancer and when men are feeling the ‘blues’.
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in men in Australia and the third most common cause of cancer death. One in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer by the age of 85. It is more common in older men, with 63% of cases diagnosed in men over 65 years of age. From 2020, all Australians aged 50 to 74 will be offered free prostate testing every two years. If you have any factors like family history, inflammation or pain, or difficulty passing urine it may increase your risk of prostate cancer, please talk to your doctor about regular surveillance. Early detection greatly increases the treatment options and ongoing health.
Many men often feel isolated when it comes to their feelings and may feel like they need to bottle things up and show that they are ‘capable and coping’ rather than acknowledging their struggles emotionally and seeking help. Men make up an average six out of every eight suicides every single day in Australia. On average, one in eight men will experience depression and one in five men will experience anxiety at some stage in their life.
Your doctor will advise when they expect the results of any tests or radiography to arrive at the practice. You will need to make a follow up appointment with your doctor to discuss your results.
Reception staff cannot give results out over the phone or via email (with the exception of INR results). Please book in to see a GP to request a copy of your results, appointments that are booked in to receive results are bulk billed.
We appreciate your understanding in this matter.