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  1. Pink tram will promote awareness of breast cancer

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Women should be more aware of the risks posed by breast cancer, and should make that awareness part of their routine. This is the message of 'Lipstick Dialogue', a month-long ... a cancer specialist. Estee Lauder has been running breast cancer month since 1992. Each year, a prominent city is selected for the launch with a different awareness-raising theme. This year ...

  2. New drug offers hope in breast-cancer fight

    Posted Dec 09th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu A new chemotherapy regimen has been shown to be dramatically better at battling early-stage breast cancer. Patients who took docetaxel had a 28 per cent lower risk of recurrence ... took the traditional regimen, known as FAC. Ninety-one patients from the TAC group died versus 130 patients from the FAC group. The Breast Cancer International Research Group, which conducted ...

  3. Expert finds more young women are developing breast cancer

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... Younger women in Hong Kong are increasingly getting breast cancer, a specialist said yesterday. Bonita Law Ka-bo said women should start regular mammogram tests from the age of 40 - not 50 as is recommended in Europe and the United States. Breast cancer has been the most common cancer among women in Hong Kong since the early 1990s, according to Dr Law, director of the Breast Centre at Union ...

  4. Cancer survivor to host radio show

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... western traits that caused cancer were eating more meat, butter and dairy products while consuming less vegetables and fruits, he said. The most common type of cancer among women is breast cancer ... Veteran entertainer and cancer survivor Lisa Wang Ming-chuen has signed on to host a radio programme that aims to educate listeners on various forms of the disease, the top killer in Hong ...

  5. Anita Mui cancer disclosure sparks Guangdong rush for Pap smears

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... age,' Ms Chen said. The incidence among mainland women of cervical cancer is second only to breast cancer. Nationwide, there are 130,000 new cases each year. In Guangdong, fewer than five women ... The number of Guangzhou women asking to be screened for cervical cancer has rocketed since Canto-pop star Anita Mui Yim-fong revealed last Saturday that she is suffering from the disease. ...

  6. Hormone therapy 'not such a big risk'

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... The Department of Health says it will draw the attention of doctors to the findings in a recent study confirming a link between breast cancer and hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which ... HRT for more than five years increased their risk of developing breast cancer. But he added: 'The risk is there but it is not as big as you think.' According to The Lancet, the study ...

  7. Immune system booster may cut toll from cancer

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cancers, for instance with the use with the use of bone marrow transplantation in the treatment of leukaemia. We have also seen improvements in breast cancer treatment. 'Unfortunately, ... The immune system, our body's natural defence, has been shown to play a major role in the body's response to cancer. Immunomodulatory drugs may help the immune system fight ...

  8. Only 1 in 3 HK women take Pap test, says survey

    Posted Jul 13th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... compared with 85 per cent in Britain and 80 per cent in Australia. The census report also found that 193,000 females aged 15 and above had undergone a mammography - an X-ray for breast cancer ... Only one in three women in Hong Kong has been tested for cervical cancer, a survey published yesterday found. The Census and Statistics Department survey between May and July last year ...

  9. Clutch for two causes

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... The Hong Kong Cancer Fund named October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Celine launched The Year Of China In France at the label's Pacific Place boutique. The double event's centrepiece was the French brand's highly coveted Boogie Bonheur bag, one of only eight made. Adorned with Fanfan Li's meticulous lotus design in a tribute to the Year Of China promotion ...

  10. Cancer fund spreads message of hope

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... improve 'life after cancer' for thousands of patients. The Hong Kong Cancer Fund will set up a foundation to help raise money for the mainland project to be run by the Shanghai Cancer ... doctors. It funds various patient support groups, from those suffering various forms of cancer. The Shanghai organisation, which was set up by cancer survivor Yuan Zhengping in 1992, already has ...




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