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  1. Breast cancer survivors form support group for professionals

    Posted Mar 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A deputy postmaster is among a group of breast cancer survivors who have banded together to form what may be Hong Kong's first patient support group targeting professional women. The Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation will be launched on Tuesday at the Mandarin Hotel, around the slogan 'Early detection saves lives'. Among the former patients ...

  2. Poster rings alarm on breast cancer

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun The eye-catching picture on the right is the new poster for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund's campaign for breast-cancer awareness. You will start seeing it across town next ... director, Lorraine Liu. With breast cancer affecting one out of every 23 women, it is important for the message to get maximum exposure. However, campaign press officer Tej Dalal told us some media ...

  3. Pop diva shows how to deal with breast cancer

    Posted May 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pop star Kylie Minogue's announcement that she has early-stage breast cancer and is undergoing treatment is sad news for her fans, especially those who were looking forward to her ... of the disease. When that will be is beyond Minogue's control; just 36 years old, she is young to get breast cancer and doctors say that women under 40 who are diagnosed with it generally have a more ...

  4. Breast cancer

    Posted May 30th 2005, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... Margaret Cheng mharris@netvigator.com When Kylie Minogue learnt she had breast cancer, she asked her fans to think not just of her distress but that of the hundreds of women worldwide every day who learn they have the illness. About six Hong Kong women a day are told they have breast cancer. And every year, about 400 die of the disease. For Minogue, the news wasn't all ...

  5. Plea for HK-wide breast screening

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez As grim statistics were released yesterday by the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation, it urged the government to carry out more research before dismissing evidence that early detection can save lives. 'New cases of breast cancer have almost doubled from 1,106 in 1991 to 1,997 in 2001. It is now the No1 cancer in women,' said foundation founder Polly ...

  6. Killer that needs taking more seriously

    Posted Mar 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In any given week, nearly 40 women in Hong Kong are diagnosed with breast cancer. Over the course of a lifetime, a woman living here will have a one in 23 chance of being diagnosed ... policy- far weaker than its approach to cervical cancer, which is a serious disease but one affecting far fewer women. Perhaps the latest data on the high prevalence of breast cancer in Hong Kong ...

  7. Treatment a gamble for cancer patients

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Women with breast cancer complain they are left to decide their best option Breast cancer patients say they are being forced to take a gamble with their treatment when ... their treatment option. Breast cancer patients are often told to choose whether to have a mastectomy- total removal of the cancerous breast- or breast conservation, in which just parts are removed. When ...

  8. Support groups help patients and families

    Posted Oct 24th 2005, 12:00am by Daleena Samara

    ... Daleena Samara VICTIMS OF BREAST cancer can feel lonely and overwhelmed, so they need as much support as they can get. There are three support groups under Friends of CancerLink, the support service of the Hong Kong Cancer Fund. The Yin Hong Club, the Brightening Team and the Sunflower Group joined forces in the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Alliance to offer support to breast ...

  9. Breast cancer group on track to raise awareness

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The Breast Cancer Foundation is holding an hour-long walk on The Peak as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is hoped that the October 8 walk along Lugard Road ... on the yearly event. Estee Lauder has been at the forefront of a worldwide campaign for the early detection and cure of breast cancer since 1993. 'During October, they [Estee Lauder] will use our ...

  10. Mass breast cancer checks 'not warranted'

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The government will not introduce a mass mammography screening programme, saying the low incidence of breast cancer does not warrant it. The Department of Health also said ... to educate local women about the disease. The Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation is being formed by a group of high-flying career women with the slogan 'Early detection saves lives'. ...




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