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Prostate Screening

Prostate cancer is the second largest cause of cancer death in Australian men, it is more common in older men and where there is a family history of the disease.

Early detection and treatment can significantly improve prostate cancer survival. A prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test is the most commonly used test to aid early detection of prostate cancer. However, this is not a diagnostic test as it only indicates changes in the prostate.

If you are concerned about prostate cancer, please make an appointment to discuss this with your doctor.

The prostate plays an important role in men’s reproductive health. Because of its placement, it can affect urination and sexual function.

Symptoms and signs of prostate cancer may include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Weak or interrupted urine flow or the need to strain to empty the bladder
  • The urge to urinate frequently at night
  • Blood in the urine or seminal fluid
  • New onset of erectile dysfunction
  • Discomfort or pain when sitting

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction  is a man’s inability to get or keep an erection that is sufficient for sexual intercourse. Erectile dysfunction can have a range of physical or psychological causes.

Many men have erectile dysfunction at some time in their lives, although it is more common in older men. Don’t worry about occasional failure to get or keep an erection, this is normal. Some of the causes include drinking too much alcohol, anxiety and tiredness.

Other common sexual problems men can experience include:

  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Dry orgasm
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Loss of libido
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)

There are a range of treatments for erectile dysfunction, so if it is ongoing, you should see your doctor.

Smoking Cessation & Alcohol Abuse

The consumption of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs is a major cause of preventable disease and illness in Australia.

If you are ready to quit smoking or are worried about the effects of alcohol consumption on your health, our experienced GP’s are here to provide you the help and support you require.

We will work with you and in many instances a range of other health professionals, to achieve your desired goals.