Breast Cancer

UNDERSTANDING BREAST CANCER IN MEN

2024-06-12T09:30:25+02:00Articles, Breast Health|

Although seen as a predominantly female disease, breast cancer affects men too. The risk is low, particularly in comparison to other common cancers. The National Cancer Registry states that the lifetime risk of suffering breast cancer in males is between 1 in 500 to 1 in 1000, depending on race. Men at any age may develop breast cancer, but it is usually detected in men between 60 and 80 years of age. The significance of early detection is stressed, as that vastly improves the chances of surviving any type of cancer. In this article are some of the most crucial facts about breast cancer in men.

Breast Cancer, fertility, and pregnancy

2024-05-08T10:31:32+02:00Articles, Breast Health|

More women are postponing childbearing until they have finished tertiary education, are established in their careers, and have formed stable relationships. For women who have not yet finished family planning, a breast cancer diagnosis has profound implications on their ability to have a child. While breast cancer itself does not have any known effect on fertility, the treatment of it does. Some of the implications and important factors that women should be aware of when undergoing treatment and wanting to fall pregnant are outlined in this article.

Breast cancer and diet – Longevity

2024-05-02T14:40:18+02:00News|

It is thought that diet is partly responsible for approximately 30% to 40% of all cancers, however, diet alone is not likely to prevent cancer. There are other elements involved, such as genetics and environmental factors. So, findings have suggested that a healthy diet that includes physical exercise and maintaining a healthy weight can contribute to a decreased chance of developing the most common cancers found in women – breast cancer. 

Lifestyle Changes That Can Decrease Your Risk of Breast Cancer

2024-04-22T14:02:10+02:00News|

We all know that smart lifestyle choices directly translate to a healthy mind and body, but did you know that certain lifestyle choices can decrease your risk of breast cancer? A recent review confirmed that lifestyle choices that have been earmarked since 2016 as being of benefit to reducing breast cancer risk, are still valid. These include minimizing your alcohol intake, not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, and ascertaining risk when taking hormone therapy.

Lifestyle changes that can decrease your risk of breast cancer

2024-04-22T12:10:19+02:00News|

We all know that smart lifestyle choices directly translate to a healthy mind and body, but did you know that certain lifestyle choices can decrease your risk of breast cancer? A recent review[1] confirmed that lifestyle choices that have been earmarked since 2016 as being of benefit to reducing breast cancer risk, are still valid. These include minimizing your alcohol intake, not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, and ascertaining risk when taking hormone therapy. FutureNews features this article, the Read More button takes you to the full article.

LIFE DURING BREAST CANCER TREATMENT – PREPARATION IS KEY

2024-04-09T12:07:07+02:00Articles, Breast Health|

Our doctors Justus Apffelstaedt and Fatima Hoosain (specialist surgeons with an interest in breast, thyroid, and parathyroid health as well as soft tissue surgical oncology) stress the importance of being prepared for treatment post a breast cancer diagnosis. Whilst the physical side effects of treatment are generally fully discussed, it’s as important for all cancer patients to prepare for the psychological impact of their treatment and the long-term physical realities.

Breast cancer, fertility and pregnancy

2024-04-02T08:56:34+02:00News|

A cancer diagnosis in a younger woman obviously requires a multitude of conversations, but one that we are increasingly having is that of fertility. More women are postponing childbearing until they have finished tertiary education, are established in their careers, and have formed stable relationships. For women who have not yet finished family planning, a breast cancer diagnosis has profound implications on their ability to have a child. While breast cancer itself does not have any known effect on fertility, the treatment of it does. Some of the implications and important factors that women should be aware of when undergoing treatment and wanting to fall pregnant are outlined in this article.

BREAST CANCER AND OLDER WOMEN: IS RADIATION NECESSARY?

2024-04-02T08:49:20+02:00News|

Selection criteria for radiotherapy after surgery in the elderly have been refined and subgroups identified, in whom radiotherapy may safely be avoided. These are women with small tumours that are strongly oestrogen receptor-positive and where nodes are not infiltrated. These patients present a sizable group of 65+ year-old breast cancer patients. But the news is also good for patients not fulfilling these criteria. Current radiation regimens that are less onerous than the standard 25 – 32 daily radiation sessions are on the scene; and proven effective.

The impact of breast cancer treatments on bone health – Longevity Live

2024-03-26T10:03:32+02:00News|

For women undergoing breast cancer treatment, it is a fact that some of their treatments will result in treatment-induced bone loss. For those who are already at risk of bone density loss, this can result in fragility fractures if not managed from the start of treatments. Fragility fractures decrease the quality of life and, if a weight-bearing bone such as the femur is involved, can lead to loss of mobility and through complications, even premature death. This is an important consideration for your medical team to discuss with you.

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