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Creating a healthier community.

Your health and the health of your family are the most important things in the world. But there's a lot of misinformation out there, and getting healthcare support you can really trust isn’t always easy. That’s why St Stephen's Hospital created CARE to SHARE - a video series aimed at providing simple information, inspiration and support from our passionate team of healthcare professionals.

It’s real doctors and real clinicians, sharing real tips to help you get more out of life. Because your health matters.

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How do I know if I have prostate cancer?

In most cases of early prostate cancer, there are no symptoms – it is detected only by a blood test and clinical examination.

In this video, Urologist Dr Nazim Ahmad explains how prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated, and the importance of men having annual checks after the age of 50.

Dr Nazim Ahmad


Why mastectomy is the last resort

There are certain clinical circumstances where mastectomy is preferred but in some breast cancer cases, breast preservation and radiation provide the same survival outcomes.

In this video, Surgical Oncologist Dr Emilia Dauway explains breast cancer treatment options, and why it is important to empower women to make their own decisions on surgical options.

Dr Emilia Duaway


Bariatric surgery: More than weight loss

Bariatric surgery can help to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and some cancers. Sleeve Gastrectomy can result in reduction and sometimes resolution of obesity-associated medical conditions such as high blood pressure or cholesterol, diabetes, osteoarthritis, fatty liver disease, polymyalgia rheumatica, sleep apnoea, asthma and gout.

In this video, Bariatric Surgeon Dr Mikhail Mastakov explains the benefits of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, what the surgery entails, and the lifestyle changes required for it to be fully successful.

Dr Mikhail Mastakov


Incontinence – don’t let embarrassment stop you from seeking help

About 10 to 20 per cent of women experience leakage of urine. They might try to avoid it by drinking fewer fluids but this can make the condition worse and lead to other complications.

Gynaecologist Dr Regina Wulf explains the different types of incontinence, the causes and why early treatment is important.

Care to Share Dr Regina Wulf Incontinence


Did you know exercise can help your cancer treatment?

Exercise is underutilised as a treatment modality for cancer patients but it can improve outcomes and make medical treatment easier to take*.

Oncologist Dr Quan Tran explains how an oncology exercise program can help.

*Observational studies referred to in this video relate to early-stage cancers of the breast, colon and prostate.

Care to Share Dr Quan Tran


What is a prolapse and how do I know if I have one?

A prolapse of the bladder, bowel or uterus can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. That is why it’s especially important to create a friendly environment for patients.

Gynaecologist Dr Regina Wulf explains what a prolapse is, how it is diagnosed and what to expect when you visit a specialist.

Dr Regina Wulf


The new cancer wonder drugs

Not many years ago if you had advanced melanoma, your prognosis was not good. Now such “difficult” cancers are being treated with immunotherapy drugs that harness your own immune system to attack the cancer – and the results are incredible.

Oncologist Dr Richard Osborne reveals the staggering turnaround for patients and explains the evolution of cancer care at St Stephen’s Hospital.

Care to Share Cancer Wonder Drugs


A day in the life of a rehabilitation inpatient

Some people need to go through rehabilitation before they can come home from hospital after an injury, illness or surgery. This often includes an exercise regimen, supported by a cohesive team of specialists, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers and more.

Rehabilitation Physician, Dr Paul du Toit walks us through a normal day for a patient in the rehab ward and offers some tips for preparing for surgery.

Dr Paul du Toit - Care to Share

People power at St Stephen's Hospital

It can be daunting going to hospital but the committed team and warm environment of St Stephen’s Hospital puts people right at ease. And our patients can rest assured that they will be looked after by top specialists in a modern, fully integrated digital facility.

General Manager Darren Rogers explains how people make all the difference to St Stephen’s, and reveals his vision for the future of the hospital.


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