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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Double mastectomies not beneficial for breast cancer patients: study

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Patients with cancer in one breast do not live for longer if both are removed, researchers say Double mastectomies not beneficial, new study finds Women fighting cancer in one breast do not benefit from having both removed, according to new research that found long-term survival was equivalent after targeted surgery plus radiation. A growing number ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    Breast cancer blog: 'This is it: It’s over'

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:07pm by Amy Wu

    ... compatriots and the women who were fellow breast cancer conquerors would be in the rear view mirror. I wondered if I would forget about them. I hoped not because they have given me another perspective ... a fog. Because after such an experience, not a day goes by when I don’t think about cancer, either in the form of feeling grateful I am alive, sad for the left breast but relieved that it’s still ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong's only remedy for Ebola is a breast cancer drug

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Emily Tsang, Arthur Chan

    ... Emily Tsang and Arthur Chan City's only Ebola remedy is breast cancer drug A breast cancer drug is the only possible remedy Hong Kong has for an Ebola outbreak after the city ... yesterday to draw up a contingency plan to fight Ebola should the outbreak reach Hong Kong. It decided to recommend to the government that in such an event, it should use the breast cancer drug, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Putting fears into words to help fight breast cancer

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Book that addresses patients' anxieties published by Breast Cancer Foundation chairwoman, who speaks from experience Putting fears into words to help fight breast cancer Being diagnosed with breast cancer gives rise to fears and feelings that touch on the most basic levels of what it is to be a woman and to be facing a disease that has the potential ...

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    Cancer Confab: connecting with other women with breast cancer

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 01:25pm by Amy Wu

    ... is an annual confab for young women (the 40 and under crowd) with breast cancer, and this year it was in Orlando, home of Disney World. I am here to connect with ladies just like me, and secretly ... specialise in breast reconstruction, to lingerie companies that cater to the cancer crowd to others that sell some very cool looking turbans for women undergoing chemo. There’s lots of pink bling ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Researchers in United States debunk theory that wearing bras causes cancer

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:18am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... a bra for long periods of time can cause breast cancer persists, and it turns out the issue hadn't really been studied in a scientific fashion. Until now, there has been just one academic ... carcinoma] or [invasive lobular carcinoma] breast cancer." The study by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in the US city of Seattle was conducted because "we saw ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Breast cancer blog: Pink Ladies

    Posted May 31st 2014, 01:09pm by Amy Wu

    ... Amy Wu I’ve never been a big fan of pink – that is, until breast cancer. The irony is that now my wardrobe is packed with pink. There are the pink sunglasses, the pink swim cap, pink nail ... ribbon tattoos, pink breast cancer ribbon antlers. There was a media frenzy and a greeting from the entertainer Queen Latifah, and there were the survivors who carried placards, reminders ...

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    Breast cancer blog: a scare- riding the waves

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 10:19am by Amy Wu

    ... it was supposed to be strong enough to ward off any rogue cells and had failed to do so. It was so “mafan”. 4am. I get online and send a post to the Pink Lovelies, the Facebook community of breast cancer ... Amy Wu On a recent night at 3am I awoke suddenly and felt it — there it was in the left breast, a lump as hard and stationary as the first one. My breath stopped, the air stopped. I felt ...

  9. News - World

    Scientists list chemicals women should avoid to minimise risk of breast cancer

    Posted May 12th 2014, 12:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Certain chemicals that are common in everyday life have been shown to cause breast cancer in lab rats and are likely to do the same in women, US ... for breast cancer prevention by identifying high-priority chemicals that women are most commonly exposed to and demonstrates how to measure exposure,” said study author Ruthann Rudel, research ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS DAVID TAN

    New research highlights breast cancer's different forms, methods of treatment

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by DAVID TAN

    ... David Tan Scientists discover major killer can be divided into four main classes, with each having its own suitable method of treatment Research highlights different forms of breast cancer The more we learn about cancer, the more we realise how complex it really is. Take breast cancer. Millions of dollars are raised every year for research into the disease. But are we any closer ...




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