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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New hormone therapy option for elderly breast cancer patients

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 04:48am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... taken orally may work better on elderly breast cancer patients than chemotherapy, university researchers suggested as they encouraged people aged 65 and over to seek treatment. The new approach ... that for elderly patients without other life-threatening diseases, it was better to use hormone therapy first. In 2011, breast cancer was the most prevalent cancer in local women, Cancer Registry data ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    Think Pink: Happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:51pm by Amy Wu

    ... in my hair for kicks. And then a recent trip to the shopping mall reminded me that October was National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It shouldn’t come as a surprise since I am surrounded ... of the fight against breast cancer, is everywhere. I am receiving an inspiring flood of emails from organizations like Susan G. Komen, Young Survival Coalition and the Hong Kong Breast Cancer ...

  3. Lifestyle

    Fighting breast cancer: early detection the key, says Hong Kong foundation

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:20pm by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott kylie.knott@scmp.com Breast cancer cases in the city have tripled over the past 20 years Survivor's story Eliza Fok Ho Yi-wah remembers vividly the moment she was diagnosed with breast cancer. "I felt like I had been thrown into total darkness. Everything froze at once," says Fok, who self-detected symptoms of the disease in 2003 and was diagnosed ...

  4. Lifestyle

    In the pink: where to join the campaign against breast cancer

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:20pm by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott kylie.knott@scmp.com Colour me pink Pink ribbons and bracelets will be out in force this month as Hong Kong joins the global campaign to fight breast cancer. Here are some ... through pink-themed promotions. People can support by buying a Peninsula in Pink pin (HK$40); all donations go to the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation. During October, Peninsula hotels ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    'Don't wait to check for breast cancer'

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... wait to check for breast cancer' About a third of Hong Kong women with breast cancer symptoms wait more than three months before seeing a doctor, increasing their risk of larger tumours, mastectomy and death. This was the warning from the city's Breast Cancer Foundation after it analysed data from 2,242 patients who had completed treatment for the cancer. "We found ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Double mastectomies not beneficial for breast cancer patients: study

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Patients with cancer in one breast do not live for longer if both are removed, researchers say Double mastectomies not beneficial, new study finds Women fighting cancer in one breast do not benefit from having both removed, according to new research that found long-term survival was equivalent after targeted surgery plus radiation. A growing number ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong's only remedy for Ebola is a breast cancer drug

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Emily Tsang, Arthur Chan

    ... Emily Tsang and Arthur Chan City's only Ebola remedy is breast cancer drug A breast cancer drug is the only possible remedy Hong Kong has for an Ebola outbreak after the city ... yesterday to draw up a contingency plan to fight Ebola should the outbreak reach Hong Kong. It decided to recommend to the government that in such an event, it should use the breast cancer drug, ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Cancer Confab: connecting with other women with breast cancer

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 01:25pm by Amy Wu

    ... is an annual confab for young women (the 40 and under crowd) with breast cancer, and this year it was in Orlando, home of Disney World. I am here to connect with ladies just like me, and secretly ... specialise in breast reconstruction, to lingerie companies that cater to the cancer crowd to others that sell some very cool looking turbans for women undergoing chemo. There’s lots of pink bling ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Putting fears into words to help fight breast cancer

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Book that addresses patients' anxieties published by Breast Cancer Foundation chairwoman, who speaks from experience Putting fears into words to help fight breast cancer Being diagnosed with breast cancer gives rise to fears and feelings that touch on the most basic levels of what it is to be a woman and to be facing a disease that has the potential ...

  10. News - World

    Scientists list chemicals women should avoid to minimise risk of breast cancer

    Posted May 12th 2014, 12:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Certain chemicals that are common in everyday life have been shown to cause breast cancer in lab rats and are likely to do the same in women, US ... for breast cancer prevention by identifying high-priority chemicals that women are most commonly exposed to and demonstrates how to measure exposure,” said study author Ruthann Rudel, research ...




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