Newsletter July 2018

Newsletter July 2018

Posted on Jul 31, 2018

We celebrated Andrea’s last day at Turn the Corner last Friday. As you can imagine, the team is all very sad to see her go but wish her all the best!

”Sadly, my chapter at TTC has come to an end and I am on the move to South Australia. Although I feel very sad to be leaving such a fantastic group of people, I am very excited for the new adventure ahead. A big thanks to everyone for making my time here so memorable. You can be sure that TTC will always have a special place in this crazy Colombian’s heart”. Andrea

The sunshine coast has borrowed Dr Kyle and Dr Shea for the next month or so. In between surfing they will be focussing on assessment, diagnosis and removal of skin cancers. With this under their belts they will be another step closer to finishing their Masters of Skin Cancer Medicine.

Did you know; The Cancer Council of Australia report that 2 out of 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are aged 70?

Early detection of skin cancer is vital to improving your health outcomes.
We recommend becoming familiar with the look of your skin, so you can pick up any changes early.

Watch out for:

  • Any crusty, non-healing sores.
  • Small lumps that are red, pale or pearly in colour.
  • New spots.
  • Freckles or moles that change in colour, thickness or shape.​

If you notice any of the above please arrange a GP review.


Have you had your spleen removed or have a spleen that doesn’t work properly? ​

If so, are you on the Splenectomy Register? If not, you should be!

The spleen is a small organ which sits in the upper left side of the abdomen, under the ribs. The spleen’s function is to act as filter for the blood and get rid of specific bugs that can sometimes cause serious infection.

The Splenectomy Register is run through Spleen Australia in conjunction with AlfredHealth and Monash University. It provides up to date information, vaccination recommendations and advice to people who have had their spleen removed or whose spleen is no longer working.

Making sure you are up to date with ‘spleen vaccines’ (pneumococcal, meningococcal and annual influenza vaccines) is an important way you can keep yourself protected. Other measures include an annual check-up with your GP and carrying your ‘spleen alert card’ in your wallet or purse.

For more information check out www.spleen.org.au