Breast Cancer Screening

Breast Health

Screening mammography changes breast cancer from a deadly disease to a manageable condition.

In line with international benchmarks, it is recommended that women over the age of 40 have a mammogram once a year. The screening interval is an important consideration. The longer the screening interval (i.e. the period of time between screening visits), the more cancers are discovered in the interval between screening visits and the less the benefit will be to the patient, as cancers could have been detected earlier.

High quality mammographic screening by specialised centres with stringent quality control is the best method proven to decrease breast cancer mortality by early detection.

Ultrasound of the breast is not a primary screening tool, but plays an important role in the further characterization of abnormalities identified at mammography.

Correct interpretation of a mammogram is crucial and it is therefore essential that the practitioner is not only experienced in his/her field, but remains at the forefront of scientific and technical advances in breast health.


Apffelstaedt, Hoosain & Associates is a multi-disciplinary Breast, Thyroid and Parathyroid centre offering comprehensive clinical, and appropriate imaging assessment services, for any breast, thyroid and parathyroid health and cancer-related matters.


47 Hennie Winterbach St
Panorama , Cape Town 7500

Paramount Healthcare Centre
Windhoek, Cnr. Heliodoor & Gen. Murtala Ramat Muhammed Streets
Eros, Windhoek, Namibia


Cape Town +27 (0)21 930 2662 Sharecall (SA Only) 08600 62662 Namibia +264 (0) 61 287 1125 (Direct) / +264 (0)61 287 1103 (PHCC reception)
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