Unlike post-partum depression, post-partum thyroiditis has not received as much attention and many pregnant women are unaware that this should be something to look out for too.
According to Dr Apffelstaedt, many South Africans are still rather unaware of what the thyroid is, let alone thyroid cancer. For that reason, they do not know what to look out for.
It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and one of the very appreciated media supporters is Voice of the Cape. This is an interview with Dr Hoosain around breast health screening and prevention of breast cancer. With permission from Voice of the Cape, the interview clip can be listened to here:
With permission from Lotus FM, the clips below contain an interview with Dr Hoosain. It includes questions from listeners and is in three segments.
The Cancer Lifestyle event aims to bring awareness for breast, ovarian, colon and prostate cancer. The organisers went through a cancer journey with their mother and discovered that they are cancer gene carriers. For more detail and to register, visit the page.
Early detection and treatment of breast cancer is crucial with all forms of breast cancers. It is even more important with rare forms of breast cancers that require a certain level of expertise to be detected. For example, Inflammatory Breast Cancer and Paget’s disease of the nipple often escape mammographic and ultrasound detection but are obvious to the skilled and experienced examiner.
Having breast cancer does not put you at a higher risk of getting cervical cancer, nor does having one cancer omit you from developing another unrelated cancer. For that reason, it is of utmost importance for anyone with a cervix [...]
Dr Fatima Hoosain chatted to Radio 786 about cervical cancer. This is a really important topic as we don't normally hear much about cervical cancer. And many women after menopause think it's not an issue. But these are misconceptions as it is one of those diseases where risk increases with age and therefore screening is recommended until 65 or 70.
Cervical cancer screening as seen through the eyes of a surgeon. An article by Dr Fatima Hoosain, this details the importance of cervical cancer screening, and the very treatable cancer that is is, if detected early.
Anne is currently 71 years old and was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. Dr Apffelstaedt diagnosed her, and Anne had Stage 2 cancer at the time. Anne’s daughter Diane, who is 36 years old found that she too, had breast cancer, in 2022. Diagnosed by Dr Fortuin, her cancer was found at Stage 2. Grade 3.
When Graeme Comrie received his breast cancer diagnosis in 2009, it came as a shock for several reasons. At the age of 64, he had been leading a healthy lifestyle, he did his medical check-ups regularly, and lastly, he never thought that – as a male – he could be diagnosed with breast cancer.
This is a powerful interview with Dr Hoosain that opens up the topic of mental health upon receipt of a breast cancer diagnosis. It also touches on loved one's mental health when a family member is coping with a diagnosis. [...]
Longevity published this article in July 2023 (Mental Health Awareness Month). It's a great read! https://longevitylive.com/wellness/understanding-the-link-between-breast-health-and-mental-health/
Graeme Comrie shared his story of a surprising breast cancer diagnosis. He is now 14 years in the clear and is passionate about ensuring that men know that it's possible to get a breast cancer diagnosis and that it's essential to spot it early. The full article is available here.
Pippa Hudson of Cape Talk speaks to Dr Hoosain about thyroid health and takes call-in’s and whatsapp queries
Pippa Hudson of Cape Talk spoke to Dr Fatima Hoosain about thyroid health. This is a fantastic interview that also had call-in's and whatsapp messages. The full interview is available here.
Many South Africans are still unaware of what the thyroid is, let alone the impact of thyroid cancer. This lack of awareness makes it challenging for individuals to detect and diagnose thyroid diseases early, which can significantly affect their chances of recovery. The importance of early detection and diagnosis cannot be overstated. Thyroid cancer is one of the fastest-growing cancers globally, and it affects people of all ages and genders. Early detection and diagnosis can increase the chances of successful treatment and recovery. The full article is available here.