Dr Justus Apffelstaedt

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.

THYROID CANCER: KNOWING THE FACTS – Windhoek Express

2024-04-25T12:49:11+02:00News|

click here for the full article: https://www.we.com.na/health-we/thyroid-cancer-knowing-the-facts2024-04-25 “Thyroid disease is a highly prevalent condition with impact on childhood development, women’s fertility, and risk of malignancy, making it an important global health issue of high priority.” This according to the Science [...]

Thyroid cancer: knowing the facts – Bona

2024-04-25T12:45:24+02:00News|

Many South Africans are still unaware of what the thyroid is and what to look out for when it comes to thyroid health. Being armed with the facts greatly increases the opportunity for early detection and diagnosis, which are a patient’s best chance for recovery. This article provides those facts.

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.

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.

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