Welcome to Breastic
Breastic is a breast care unit, headed by Dr Lusanda Jonas.
Breastic offers holistic services, from family education in breast care and diseases, to treatment and patient care. Dr Jonas knows firsthand the pain and difficulty of walking a family member through breast cancer, and eventually losing that battle. She is sensitive to the needs of not only the patient, but the entire family unit.
About Dr Lusanda Jonas
Dr Lusanda Jonas is a Fellow of the College of Surgeons, and a Specialist General Surgeon. Dr Jonas obtained her MBChB at the University of Cape Town and went on to further her education at the University of Witwatersrand, earning her Masters in Medicine (MMed). It was during Dr Jonas’ specialised general surgery training that she was exposed to some of the country’s best breast care units, such as Chris Hani Baragwanath, Charlotte Maxeke and Helen Joseph Hospital.
Dr Jonas is trained in treating and diagnosing all benign and malignant breast diseases, as well as different breast operations; this includes breast conservation surgery. She currently heads the Breast and Endocrine Unit at Pietersberg Hospital.
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At Breastic we offer a wide range of services and premium care, not only for the patient, but the entire family.
We understand that the journey to healing requires a village, and that families have questions and needs as well.
In light of this, Dr Jonas offers:
We understand that the journey to healing requires a village, and that families have questions and needs as well. In light of this, Dr Jonas offers:
- Patient and family education on breast diseases and breast cancer
– Screening and diagnosis of breast cancer
What are some of the risk factors for developing Breast Cancer
Having a first-degree relative doubles your chance of getting breast cancer. Risk is even higher if it’s a young relative or multiple relatives.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Women using Hormone Replacement Therapy (often to manage menopausal symptoms) are at a significantly higher risk to develop breast cancer.
Women over the age of 50 are at a significantly higher risk for developing breast cancer due to getting older. Most breast cancers are diagnosed after the age of 50.
If you test positive for the genetic mutation, BRCA1/BRCA2 gene, you may be at risk for developing breast cancer.
Having more fat tissue can increase your chance of getting breast cancer by raising estrogen levels.Women who are overweight tend to have higher levels of insulin which have also been linked to some cancers, including breast cancer.
women with dense breasts have a higher risk of breast cancer than women with fatty breasts, and the risk increases with increasing breast density.
Women who had radiation therapy to the chest or breasts (like for treatment of Hodgkin’s lymphoma) before age 30 have a higher risk of getting breast cancer later in life.
Having other breast diseases/lumps
Some non-cancerous diseases such as atypical hyperplasia or lobular carcinoma in situ are associated with a higher risk of getting breast cancer.
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Breast Cancer Resources / FAQs
Breast cancer is cancer that is found in the tissue of the breast. It is the second most common cancer in the world and the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in South Africa. According to CANSA, 1 in 27 women in South Africa have a lifetime risk of getting breast cancer.