By Dr Justus Apffelstaedt and Dr Fatima Hoosain, specialist surgeons with an interest in breast, thyroid and parathyroid health as well as soft tissue surgical oncology.

While the fierce and ongoing debate around the standard of our public health system continues, the sad reality is that South Africa’s socially deprived are dying from treatable and manageable diseases – including breast cancer.

Why? They are being diagnosed too late, suffer poor access to healthcare services, have to wait too long for treatment or have a lack of knowledge and understanding of their condition and potential for treatment. And, without intervention, this reality will remain constant, if not worsen.

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