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  1. Lack of awareness on breast cancer shocks university researcher

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan A university researcher is astonished at how few Hong Kong and mainland women are familiar with breast-cancer risk factors or ways of preventing the disease. More than half ... that those who tend not to worry about breast cancer are mostly students and young women, plus some who have higher incomes... this reflects the common belief that breast cancer does not affect young ...

  2. Medi watch

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Ned Lydon

    ... have been polluted already', says ministry spokesman Mao Qunan. Breast cancer test rings the change Hair from women suffering from breast cancer is noticeably and consistently different ... the radiation. Hair from those with breast cancer showed a distinctive extra low-intensity ring, Reuters reports. The ring sign was fairly accurate in identifying breast cancer, missing only one ...

  3. Age no factor in breast cancer survival rates

    Posted May 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong The breast cancer survival rate for Hong Kong women under 40 is similar to that of older women, a university study found. The five-year study by Ava Kwong, chief of the breast surgery division at Queen Mary Hospital, and her colleague Dacita Suen To-ki, was the first time they had looked at the survival rate of female breast cancer patients under 40 years old. The study ...

  4. Younger Asian women also vulnerable

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Grace Wu

    ... Grace Wu Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Hong Kong- and research shows that Asian women are more likely to be genetically predisposed to the disease. ... Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry says that younger Asian women are also vulnerable to the disease, possibly due to a genetic predisposition. The registry, launched in March last year, runs ...

  5. Free screening project for breast cancer

    Posted Sep 18th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez About 2,000 low-income women at high risk of breast cancer will be given free mammograms in a bid to save lives from the commonest cancer striking women. The screening programme was unveiled yesterday by the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation. Foundation chairwoman Joanna Choi Leung Yuen-mei said there was a low awareness of the need to have mammograms. A study ...

  6. Donations help maid in breast cancer fight

    Posted Oct 12th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Galera continue with her breast cancer treatment. Ms Galera, 38, was told at Queen Elizabeth Hospital she would need another two months of treatment for side effects from radiotherapy on her ... The Immigration Department said it did not comment on individual cases. Ms Galera had an operation at Kwong Wah Hospital to remove her cancerous breast on January 15 while still employed in Hong Kong. She ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Jan 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Awareness of breast cancer sadly lacking I refer to the report ('Lack of awareness on breast cancer shocks university researcher', January 12). As a non-government, non-profit organisation committed to breast cancer education, support and advocacy, the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation (HKBCF) agrees there is an unbelievable level of ignorance of this disease causing more ...

  8. Medi watch

    Posted Apr 21st 2008, 12:00am by Jerome Watson

    ... by Jerome Watson jerome.d.watson@gmail.com Breast cancer risk rises with booze... Regularly drinking even small amounts of alcohol may significantly increase the risk of breast cancer, say ... compound found in soya beans appear to have a lower risk of breast cancer, say Japanese researchers, based on a 10-year study of more than 24,000 middle-aged women. Those with the highest levels ...

  9. Chow heads cancer alert

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as on billboards across the city. Chow is the new ambassador for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund's annual Pink Revolution, a month-long campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer. The celebrity has good ... with breast cancer about 10 years ago [when she was 78],' Chow says. 'But she is a true fighter. Although she was in a lot of pain, she never cried once. She is the toughest person I know. ...

  10. Hope for sufferers of virulent cancer

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Help is on the way for patients with an aggressive form of breast cancer who need expensive drugs to fight the disease in its early stages but cannot afford them. A new charity ... and are not subsidised by the government. The group, Circle of Breast Friends, was established yesterday by doctors and patient groups to raise public awareness of this type of cancer, known as human epidermal ...




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