Urgent Cancer Clinic

Urgent Cancer Clinic

In 2017, Dr Arianayagam will be starting an Urgent cancer clinic.

If your GP is concerned you have a urological cancer then you will be seen within a week. Dr Arianayagam sees patients three times a week so we will always be able to accommodate you. All that is needed for urgent review of your cancer is a referral from your GP marked “Urgent Cancer Clinic”.

Suggested conditions for referral include:

  • Prostate problems
    • High PSA blood test
    • High PSA velocity
    • Abnormal rectal exam
  • Mass in the kidney or adrenal gland
  • Mass in the bladder
  • Blood in the urine or positive cytology

When should PSA screening commence?

Recent updated guidelines from the Cancer Council and the Prostate Cancer foundation suggests that:

Men with a family history of prostate cancer should be screened from age 40

  • Men age 40 can have a single PSA done to assess their lifetime risk of prostate
  • cancer. 40 year old men with a PSA at or below the median (0.9ng/mL) have a low lifetime risk of developing prostate cancer

Dr Arianayagam has a rapid access program set up with various radiology practices in Sydney to ensure that very high quality MRI scans of the prostate are done as quickly as possible. In addition, Dr Arianayagam performs prostate biopsies in multiple locations and hence your biopsy can be performed very quickly to ensure prompt and optimum care.

Patients diagnosed with prostate cancer will be seen in the multidisciplinary prostate clinic.

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