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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Pfizer trial shows experimental drug doubles time until breast cancer tumours grow worse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... of an experimental Pfizer breast cancer drug nearly doubled the amount of time patients lived without their disease getting worse. However, overall survival has not yet been shown to be statistically significant, researchers said. Pharmaceutical company Pfizer’s Phase 2 study, involving women with the most common form of breast cancer, found that those treated with hormone drug letrozole, together ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong compiles database of 13,000 breast cancer patients

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:13am by LO WEI

    ... cancer database to launch Doctors in Hong Kong will for the first time have access to a new online database of local breast cancer patients next month. Doctors in the city have previously relied mainly on Western data. On May 22, the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation will be making its registry of information accessible to doctors. Relying on donations over the past seven years, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Researchers in United States debunk theory that wearing bras causes cancer

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:18am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... a bra for long periods of time can cause breast cancer persists, and it turns out the issue hadn't really been studied in a scientific fashion. Until now, there has been just one academic ... carcinoma] or [invasive lobular carcinoma] breast cancer." The study by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in the US city of Seattle was conducted because "we saw ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Academics plan Hong Kong-wide study of breast cancer cases

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 04:33am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Research will help identify risk factors for deadly disease, researchers say HKU plans breast cancer study Academics at the University of Hong Kong are planning a major study of breast cancer cases in the city in an attempt to learn more about risk factors and address a dearth of local data on the often fatal disease. Dr Ava Kwong Hoi-wai, clinical ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Double mastectomies may be performed too often, cancer study finds

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 10:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Study finds fear, not reason, drives some cancer patients to opt for double breast removal Some double mastectomies may not be needed Women diagnosed with cancer in one breast often face a difficult decision of whether to surgically remove both, and a new study found double mastectomies may be performed too often. The surgery does not increase ...

  10. 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 ...




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