Breast cancer

Real-life story

Read about breast cancer survivors and their inspirational stories on life after breast cancer and battling this condition.

Off my chest

Did Angelina Jolie urge women worldwide to ensure early detection with the announcement of her double mastectomy?

Angelina: preventative breast removal

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has undergone a double mastectomy in a preventive surgery against breast cancer. Sharon Osborne did it too. Here's why.

Breast cancer and keeping your full-time job

Being diagnosed with breast cancer is traumatic enough. But when you work full-time and are a parent, the cancer is not your only problem. Breast cancer survivor Barrie Sidelsky shares her story.

Diagnosed with breast cancer

Heidi du Plessis was diagnosed with breast cancer after discovering a swelling of her breast during a routine self-examination. Here is her story.

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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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