TOPIC: Patient safety

Importance of early detection of bowel cancer in young patients

Importance of early detection of bowel cancer in young patients

Every year, more than 5,300 Australians die from bowel cancer – that’s around 100 people each week. While it is one of the most treatable cancers when detected early, often it is diagnosed far too late.

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Triple negative breast cancer and its devastating consequences

Triple negative breast cancer and its devastating consequences

An increasing number of people have launched delayed diagnosis claims related to cancer that spreads three times faster.

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Early cancer diagnosis may have been missed for many Australians during pandemic

Early cancer diagnosis may have been missed for many Australians during pandemic

Many Australians may have missed out on early diagnosis of cancer during 2020 due to a lack of screening and doctors visits during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cancer Council figures suggest.

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Carol’s story: The tragic consequence of a delayed diagnosis of cancer

Carol’s story: The tragic consequence of a delayed diagnosis of cancer

When Carol noticed an unexplained lump on her right eyelid, she went to her doctor for a check-up. Her doctor assured her it was just a sty, but in fact it was an advanced form of skin cancer.

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Superannuation

Chronic illness during the COVID-19 pandemic? Know your rights

We talk about your options through your super if you can't work.

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Superannuation

Superannuation and your rights when JobKeeper ends

JobKeeper has supported many Australian businesses and their employees to stay afloat through COVID-19. However, the subsidy is scheduled to end next month and many struggling businesses will face increased financial strain. Understand your rights and how your super fund can help.

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Work rights

What to do if you're injured in a work accident

Getting back on track after a work accident can seem daunting, but with the right guidance, you can make it through the process.

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