Jan/Feb 2017 – Change is good

This issue’s theme is change. Change is the law of life. And, those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything. To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. Change is good; breast cancer surgery has changed, and so has reconstruction (thanks Dr Venter). Change is inevitable; and should be looked at as a new beginning (thanks Gereth). Embrace changing your style (with the tweak&STYLE team). I have been told I have none (style)…but a breast surgeon should not be too creative but rather cautious and safe. Change your diet and exercise programme,  and celebrate like our Super Survivors. Accept the sadness of change (goodbye Tobeka). Argue about change…the change of screening benefits. Finally, the secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

 

What's inside...

Navigation with Krupa Parekh-Padia

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About breasts and bras with Natie Spangenberg

The question is... In the many years that I have been helping women who have ...

Super Survivors with Laurelle Williams

THE AWAKENING: there are no guarantees Change is defined differently by each person. We hear the ...

inSIGHT

The cervical cancer vaccine We have all heard about the HPV vaccination and how it ...

Leap of Faith with Rev. Doctor Gereth Edwards

Is this your new beginning? Rev. Doctor Gereth Edwards believes that a new beginning is an ...

Under the Knife with Prof Carol-Ann Benn

BREAST SURGERY  101 So you have been told that you need breast surgery, or you ...

Eat Well with Berna Harmse

Nutrition and white blood cells Can your choice of diet impact your white blood cell ...

Keep Fit with Heidi Wright

Unify  your MIND and BODY Do you know that feeling when after a long day at work, ...

Beautiful Smiles with Dirna Grobbelaar

Fresh and confident Bad breath, also known as halitosis or oral malodour, affects most people ...

On the chemo couch with Rochelle Birch

Change your thoughts and see your world change around you The recipe to overcome the side ...

Be-YOU-tiful with the tweak&STYLE team

We know that some days putting an outfit together feels like getting kicked in the

Cancer Care with Discovery Health

Breast and cervical cancer screening Breast and cervical cancer are the most common cancers among ...

Fix the patent law

The face behind the Access to trastuzumab campaign Tobeka Daki (49), the face behind the ...

A day in the life with Kathryn Malherbe

Oh, Mammo gram Over 6000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in South Africa each ...

Let’s talk about sex with Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng

Upgrade your sexual health It is 2017. It is time for an upgrade in the ...

The New You with Dr Marisse Venter

The reconstructive change As a reconstructive surgeon, one of the most difficult parts of the job is ...

New on the market

New sentinel lymph node biopsy A new standard of technology has been developed to assist ...

For the Girls with Dr Cathy Agnew

Confessions of an ordinary woman: It has been ten years since my last smear. What is the difference ...

My Story with Laurelle Williams

Photos by Chantal Drummond Photography | info@chantaldphoto.co.za  |  www.chantaldphoto.co.za Outwit, outlast, outplay To celebrate her 10th ...

In the spotlight with Gillian Bruce

Dogs can sniff out cancer Currently, doctors only use three primary senses to diagnose a ...