Breast cancer

Surgery and cancer

Reasons to go for a mammogram

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it's the perfect time to go for a mammogram. Still not convinced? Read on to find out what awaits you if you don't.

Decoding breast cancer

After scanning the world’s best medical journals and interviews with top South African breast surgeons and geneticists, we bring you interesting facts and practical tips.

Types of mastectomy

There are three types of mastectomy: local mastectomy; modified radical mastectomy; and radical mastectomy.

Breast self-examination

Have you self examined your breasts? According to the experts, it is an essential tool in reducing the risk of breast cancer.

Which mammogram to choose?

It's the diagnosis every woman fears most: breast cancer. Early detection is your best weapon against the disease, but not al mammograms are equal.

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Breast cancer expert

Dr Gudgeon qualified in Birmingham, England, in 1968. She has more than 40 years experience in oncology, and in 1994 she founded her practice, Cape Breast Care, where she treats benign and malignant breast cancers. Dr Boeddinghaus obtained her qualification at UCT Medical School in 1994 and her MRCP in London in 1998. She has worked extensively in the field of oncology and has a special interest in the hormonal management of breast cancer. She now works with Dr Gudgeon at Cape Breast Care. Read more.

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