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As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we interviewed Joyce Habib, Consultant Oncologist at HealthBay Polyclinic, who gave us her expert opinion on the symptoms, myths, and lifestyle choices associated with breast cancer.
Why did you decide to go into medicine?
I was initially drawn to medicine because of my love for science and the amazing complexity of the human body. I also wanted to work in an environment where I could help people and make a positive difference in their lives. It is a great privilege to be able to help people who are often at their most vulnerable moments.
What made you decide to specialise in breast care / oncology?
I chose Oncology because it is a very dynamic field. It is thrilling to be part of a forward-looking specialty that has and continues to evolve so quickly. Just a little bit more than a decade ago, chemotherapy was the mainstay treatmen.....