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.
The thyroid, small as it is, is a crucial gland in the body. As we approach World Thyroid Day 2023, this article details thyroid disease and cancer symptoms whilst imparting the critical message that 'early detection is important'.
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 [...]
In an interview with Dragana Jevtovic of Fine Music Radio in 2013, Doctor Justus Apffelstaedt, specialist surgeon with a particular interest in breast, thyroid and parathyroid health management, was interviewed as a Person Of Note. Enjoy this past interview as Doctor Justus [...]
LISTEN: on October 5th Doctor Justus Apffelstaedt was a guest on Cape Talk's Weekend Breakfast with Africa Melane where they discussed Breast Cancer in Men. Listen to the interview here:
Published in Spice4Life. While October is traditionally Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the importance of discussing this very common disease in Women’s Month cannot be overlooked – after all, Breast Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed, yet highly curable disease among [...]