Breast cancer

Your Breast cancer Guide

Breast cancer is a general term for different types of cancer that develop from breast tissue cells. The causes of breast cancer are mostly unknown and may include several genetic, environmental, nutritional and hormonal factors. Symptoms of breast cancer are not obvious in the early stages and any changes in the breast should be monitored, especially if there are breast cancer signs like breast lumps, changes in nipple appearance, swelling under the arm or unusual nipple discharge. Early diagnosis of breast cancer is possible with routine mammography and early biopsy of suspicious lesions. Early detection of breast cancer is key.

Ask the Expert

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.

Still have a question?

Get free advice from our panel of experts

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

* You must accept our condition

Forum Rules