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  1. Survivor is on mission to beat cancer

    Posted Aug 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jackie Yin jackie.yin@scmp.com Eliza Fok Ho Yi-wah heard the tenderest words from her husband after she discovered she had breast cancer and had to undergo chemotherapy. 'He said 'If you lose your hair, I will shave my head,'' recalled Fok, the new president of the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation and wife of tycoon and Hutchison Whampoa boss Canning Fok ...

  2. False positive results in breast screening easier to bear than late cancer detection

    Posted Oct 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by members of the University of Hong Kong's School of Public Health ('Mass screening for breast cancer hardly the best or only way to reduce mortality', August 26). The letter ... at early detection of breast cancer. It spares the patient, her family and the community the trauma and costs of radical, devastating treatments such as surgery and chemotherapy. The risk ...

  3. Refusing to give in to despair

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... were confirmed: she had breast cancer. 'I cried. I was so upset. I didn't understand why it had happened to me. I was so young then,' says Emily who is now in her mid-30s. She ... warm visits,' she says. She also drew some encouragement from the Young Patient Support Group at the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation. The HKBCF was founded in July 2010 by a group ...

  4. Only half the battle

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... her job as a high-flying advertising manager was her life, working until as late as 2am. That is, until an ultrasound test last October revealed she had late stage two breast cancer. 'I ... down my pace and devote more time to exercise, which I seldom did in the past.' A poor lifestyle puts a lot of women at risk of breast cancer- the most common cancer among local women- ...

  5. Health bites

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... thing, after all. University of Oxford researchers have found that tall folk may be more likely to develop cancer. Their report, published last week in The Lancet Oncology, said that among women, the risk of breast, ovarian, uterine and bowel cancer, leukaemia, or melanoma appears to go up about 16 per cent for every 10.2cm bump in stature- though a cause-and-effect was not proven. Nearly ...

  6. Pretty in pink for breast cancer month

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Lai The Peninsula hotel has a pink glow at night, which means Breast Cancer Awareness Month is almost here. During next month, the aerial view of the world will be dotted pink ... evening, actors Miriam Yeung Chin-wah and Elizabeth Lee Mei-fung shared personal stories about breast cancer prevention. Yeung, who was a registered nurse before she became a pop icon, said: ...

  7. Polly Cheung- Founder, Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and therapies for breast cancer patients, bringing about a fundamental change in attitudes to what was once considered a Western disease. 'Some women still believe suffering from cancer is a curse in Chinese society, so we need to help them open up to share their emotional feelings and fear,' she says. In 2005, Cheung founded the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation to help patients make ...

  8. Mass screening for breast cancer hardly the best or only way to reduce mortality

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to a woman is below 50:50. In Europe, declining trends in breast cancer mortality are similar between countries with long and short screening histories. The current debate overseas about the poor ... of indiscriminate screening lead to inappropriate and unethical use of health dollars that could help reduce breast cancer mortality in other ways. Ensuring that women promptly present self-detected ...

  9. Only 25pc would report signs of breast cancer

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... tennis ball, and cancer cells spread to lymph nodes. Her condition only stopped deteriorating after she underwent painful surgery to remove part of her breast and some lymph nodes. 'I am ... reasons, even if they had symptoms like lumps or bloody discharge. Such symptoms are typical of breast cancer. In the poll of 1,007 women aged 18 to 65, conducted by the University of Hong Kong ...

  10. Second opinion, second chance

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... This attention to her health paid off. In 2009, a routine check-up revealed a lump in her left breast. Her doctors did a biopsy and confirmed it was cancerous. The doctors needed to know the extent ... helped the doctors analyse the metabolic and biochemical activity in her body as well as the anatomy and stage of the cancer. Not only was the lesion in her breast more than 2cm in diameter, ...




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