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Nov 14, 2015 Real-life stories

Guiding cancer therapy

Bouncing back after lymphoma Olwyn is a Melbourne-based grandmother who likes to be in the thick of things. From her home in Melbourne’s
Nov 11, 2015 Pathology Explained

It’s getting hot in here….

Neisseria gonorrhoaea bacteria - responsible for gonorrhoea infections With an El Nino event forecast for summer 2015, it seems Australia
Oct 27, 2015 The Doctor’s Doctor

Pathology staff are the “silent champions” of our donated blood supply system

National Blood Authority values pathology The head of Australia's National Blood Authority, Leigh McJames, has described pathology workers
Oct 23, 2015 Real-life stories

From patient to phlebotomist: diagnosis inspired Kerry to work in pathology

Kerry Thornton from Werribee in Victoria spent years in the dark over her rare condition. She was so impressed with the help that she got fr
Oct 23, 2015 The Doctor’s Doctor

“I couldn’t do without it” – what General Practitioners think of pathology

General Practitioners (GPs) are the most visible and well known part of healthcare. Dealing with a plethora of health issues from athlete’
Oct 23, 2015 The Doctor’s Doctor

The hidden heroes on the frontline of healthcare: the role of pathology in a hospital setting

“We save lives. We're on the front line of the emergency department and intensive care units.” This was the response we got from one
Oct 23, 2015 Pathology Explained

“Pathology is vital when you’re battling cancer”

It is an impressive statistic that pathology is used to diagnose 100% of cancers, but this is not the end of pathology’s involvement in he
Sep 25, 2015 Real-life stories

How pathology helped a father save his son’s life

In 2010 Lyall Smith, from Robinvale in rural Victoria, opted to undergo surgery to donate one of his kidneys to his then 31-year old son, Br
Sep 25, 2015 Pathology Explained

Fact not fiction: five pathology myths debunked

As the ‘black box’ of healthcare, pathology is plagued by perpetual myths and misunderstandings. We’re sharing five of our favourit
Sep 25, 2015 Serving remote communities

Bringing the lab to the bush: pathology in rural and remote communities

The welcome sign at Nhulunbuy airport -  pathology samples are flown to Darwin for complex tests during rainy season Poor access to heal