Top healthcare experts in the fields of cancer treatment, research and patient support share their experiences, and offer insights relevant to all of us.
Dr Justus Apffelstaedt, specialist surgeon, prostate cancer survivor and founder of multi-disciplinary centre Apffelstaedt and Associates, shares advice from his personal and professional experience on how to face a cancer diagnosis head-on.
Professor Mike Sathekge, Head of the Nuclear Medicine Department at the South African Medical Research Council, shares the latest advances in the use of nuclear medicine to treat cancer.
Medical oncologist Dr Sze Wai Chan has always worked to make a real impact in what she calls the “most challenging, noble, yet humbling” of medical careers.
She has a raft of research behind her, yet, it’s the human touch she witnessed in a paediatric oncology team, while a student, that still motivates Dr Nadia Beringer to ensure her patients receive the very best medical treatment.
Surgical gastroenterologist, Dr Dean Lutrin, shares fascinating insight into colorectal cancer – which can occur in fit, healthy people who are asymptomatic in the early stages.
Dr Evelyn Moshokoa is quiet and humble. The 46-year-old head of the Urology Department at the University of Pretoria and Chief Urologist at Steve Biko Academic Hospital is also South Africa’s first black female urologist.
Veteran urology chief, Professor Shingai Mutambirwa is passionate about getting men to be proactive about their health, screen regularly to nip illness in the bud and to adopt healthy lifestyle habits.
Professor Amanda Krause heads up the Division of Human Genetics at the National Health Laboratory Service and the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She took some time out of her busy schedule to chat to us.
Life has showered childhood cancer educator Adri Ludick with children. She’s raised them, taught them, managed a hospital school, written training documents and adapted school curricula. Her passion lies in helping children with cancer through schooling.
Dr Keo Tabane, a specialist physician based at the Sandton Oncology Centre in Johannesburg, is one of just a few medical oncologists in the country. We chatted to her about what her job entails.
Unlike most adult cancers, cancer in children can be fast-growing and should be treated as an emergency says Professor Janet Poole.
Medical oncologist Dr Devan Moodley wishes that more people led healthier lifestyles to reduce the chances of cancer occurring. He also believes early detection is key to the best prognosis when cancer does occur.
One of very few doctors of her kind in South Africa, “Survivorship Care” GP, Dr Inge Kriel, works at the Netcare Milpark Breast Care Centre of Excellence in Gauteng, set up and headed by breast cancer specialist surgeon, Professor Carol Benn.