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  1. 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 ...

  2. Screened to be believed

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin In a span of four years, three of six siblings in the Wong family were diagnosed with either breast or ovarian cancer. All three carried a hereditary mutation in the genes known as BRCA, which increases the risk for both diseases- although BRCA is named after the first two letters of 'breast' and 'cancer'. BRCA genes are present ...

  3. News - World - MEDICINE

    Overdiagnosis a problem with breast cancer screening

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in London

    ... Associated Press in London For every death avoided, three women are treated unnecessarily, British study finds Breast cancer screening saves lives, blights others Breast cancer screening ... three years as part of the state-funded breast cancer screening programme. Scientists said the British programme saves about 1,300 women every year from dying of breast cancer, while about 4,000 ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    HK study shows breast cancer risks from stress and lack of exercise

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... to breast cancer Too little exercise and a stressful lifestyle are the most common risk factors for developing breast cancer, scientists have warned. Most patients aged under 40 exercise less than three hours a week and suffer from high stress levels, according to research by the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Registry. Breast tumours in this age group are usually more aggressive and toxic than ...

  5. Health bites

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. Exercise versus cancer It's known that exercise can reduce breast cancer risk, but University of North Carolina researchers have found that even mild physical activity can provide benefits. A study involved more than 3,000 women aged 20 to 98 years old, half with breast cancer and half without. The women were part of the Long Island ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - CANCER AWARENESS

    Disease: Male breast cancer

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... Lo was eventually diagnosed with breast cancer. The condition is often thought of as a women's disease but it can affect men, too, because men also have breast tissue concentrated behind ... that process. According to Dr Ava Kwong Hoi-wai, chairwoman of the Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry asiabreastregistry.com and chief of breast surgery at University of Hong Kong, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - RESEARCH BREAST CANCER

    Breast cancer: Gene mutation study offers hope

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Gene mutation study offers hope to Chinese carriers Chinese breast and ovarian cancer patients have been found to have the same pattern of gene mutations in a study done by a local medical researcher, raising hopes that a tailor-made genetic test can be developed to help Chinese fend off cancer. The study by Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - PINK REVOLUTION

    Social support for breast cancer survivors

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com A little help from her friends When Flora Law Shuk-ting was first diagnosed with stage IIb breast cancer in February, she reacted the same way that any ... to me and filtered the right information from the wrong. She helped me think logically," she says. Although Law initially didn't know anyone directly affected by breast cancer, through ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - ADVENTURE

    Cycling from London to Hong Kong for breast cancer

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... for breast cancer patients. The idea popped into his head during one of his daily 10-kilometre bicycle commutes to work, the time of the day when he says he thinks clearest. "I really enjoy my ... by his mother, Siggi, a 57-year-old housewife diagnosed with stage-one breast cancer last year, he dedicated the adventure to raising funds for the British charity Breast Cancer Care, which ...

  10. Advanced cancer more prevalent among poor

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Women in poorer neighbourhoods are more likely to suffer advanced breast cancer because of poor health care education and services, according to a survey. Relatively few of them get regular breast X-rays and checkups, meaning their cancers are detected at a more advanced stage than in women in the rest of the city, the Breast Cancer Foundation ...




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