02/08/2014

PLWC

Linda Greef
Last Saturday morning, Linda Greef organised a second breakfast for PLWC at the lovely Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town.  Once again, the topic was living with metastatic breast cancer.  There were several speakers.  Dr Marc Maurel (oncologist with GVI) gave an inspiring talk in which he referred to the journey undertaken by a woman with breast cancer.  Sumi Padayachee (Radiologist, Ayra Stana breast and bone centre) presented the guidelines for screening for breast cancer.

Emile Minnie


Before we had breakfast, Emile Minnie entertained us.   He is a well known Capetonian: a songwriter and performer.  Although I hadn't heard of him before, I shall be looking out for any performances he does in the Southern Suburbs.


After breakfast, I talked about the role of surgery in the management of metastatic disease, after a recurrence and after the development of a new breast cancer. I was followed by Prof Kotze who presented some of her research into the role genetics plays in the management of breast cancer.  Emile then took the stage again to entertain us with more songs: Thank you Emile.

Linda, well done on organising a very successful event.  It is so important that we dedicate events to women undergoing treatment for breast cancer and those living with the disease.




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