BREAST - THYROID SURGEON
Associate of Henry Dunant Hospital
Doctor Apostolos Bakogiannis was born in Rhodes in 1968. He grew up and received his first knowledge in Germany. He served in the Greek Army as a gunner doctor in land sappers and did the community clinic (rural service) in the village Asklipieio of southeastern Rhodes.
He completed his specialty in General Surgery at the 4th Surgical Clinic of the Hospital “EVANGELISMOS” and the Centre for Breast of Cancer Hospital “AGIOS SAVVAS”.
He took the title of Specialist General Surgeon in 2006 and since that he has been working in Breast Center Hospital “HYGEIA”. He attended conferences in many parts of the world and has presented various tasks as a speaker. Trained in contemporary Breast Surgery (sentinel lymph node, Oncoplastic surgery) in the top Breast world center in Milan under the professor Veronese and then in Breast center of “AGIOS SAVVAS” Hospital.
Participates in various scientific societies and committees (capacity jury commit- tee of Aviation Administration).
He holds master’s and PhD in Medicine.
He is an associate of “HYGEIA”, “MITERA”, “LEFKOS STAVROS” and “Dr Hospital”, performing all surgical and Oncoplastic operations of his field.
Languages: Greek, English
Clinical breast examination
FNA in palpable tumors or help U/S.
- Guards lymph nodes
- Modified radical mastectomy
- Total thyroidectomy
Breast cancer treatment
The main treatments for breast cancer are:
- hormone therapy
- biological therapy (targeted therapy)
You may have one of these treatments, or a combination. The type or combination of treatments you have will depend on how the cancer was diagnosed and the stage it’s at.
Breast cancer diagnosed at screening may be at an early stage, but breast cancer diagnosed when you have symptoms may be at a later stage and require a different treatment.
Your healthcare team will discuss with you which treatments are most suitable.
Choosing the right treatment for you
When deciding what treatment is best for you, your doctors will consider:
- the stage and grade of your cancer (how big it is and how far it’s spread)
- your general health
- whether you have experienced the menopause
- you should be able to discuss your treatment with your care team at any time and ask questions.
Surgery is usually the first type of treatment for breast cancer. The type of surgery you undergo will depend on the type of breast cancer you have.
Surgery is usually followed by chemotherapy or radiotherapy or, in some cases, hormone or biological treatments.
Again, the treatment you’ll have will depend on the type of breast cancer.
Your doctor will discuss the most suitable treatment plan with you. Chemotherapy or hormone therapy will sometimes be the first treatment.
Secondary breast cancer
Most breast cancers are discovered in the condition’s early stages. But a small proportion of women discover that they have breast cancer after it’s spread to other parts of the body (metastasis).
If this is the case, the type of treatment you have may be different. Secondary cancer, also called “advanced” or “metastatic” cancer, isn’t curable.
Treatment aims to achieve remission, where the cancer shrinks or disappears, and you feel normal and able to enjoy life to the full.