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    Breast cancer blog: 'This is it: It’s over'

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:07pm by Amy Wu

    ... compatriots and the women who were fellow breast cancer conquerors would be in the rear view mirror. I wondered if I would forget about them. I hoped not because they have given me another perspective ... a fog. Because after such an experience, not a day goes by when I don’t think about cancer, either in the form of feeling grateful I am alive, sad for the left breast but relieved that it’s still ...

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    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 ...

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    Breast cancer blog: Pink Ladies

    Posted May 31st 2014, 01:09pm by Amy Wu

    ... Amy Wu I’ve never been a big fan of pink – that is, until breast cancer. The irony is that now my wardrobe is packed with pink. There are the pink sunglasses, the pink swim cap, pink nail ... ribbon tattoos, pink breast cancer ribbon antlers. There was a media frenzy and a greeting from the entertainer Queen Latifah, and there were the survivors who carried placards, reminders ...

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    Breast cancer blog: a scare- riding the waves

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 10:19am by Amy Wu

    ... it was supposed to be strong enough to ward off any rogue cells and had failed to do so. It was so “mafan”. 4am. I get online and send a post to the Pink Lovelies, the Facebook community of breast cancer ... Amy Wu On a recent night at 3am I awoke suddenly and felt it — there it was in the left breast, a lump as hard and stationary as the first one. My breath stopped, the air stopped. I felt ...

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    Breast cancer blog: using the cancer card

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 02:23pm by Amy Wu

    ... if a total stranger told me that she had breast cancer, and that she would appreciate my help? “It’s tight, it’s all pretty full,” she explains. “But I’ll see what I can do.” She moves to another ... I struggled with whether to do this or not, to share something very personal in exchange for a perk. I’m not the only one who has used the cancer card, I thought. A fellow breast cancer survivor did ...

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    Breast cancer blog: the interesting things you learn

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 01:47pm by Amy Wu

    ... second, or even fourth babies. Will the torture ever end? And the topic always surfaces at cancer gatherings amongst young breast cancer survivors. You can’t have kids if you are on chemo and radiation therapy and if you are taking the queen bee of breast cancer drugs Tamoxifen (which I’m not eligible for since my cancer was oestrogen-driven), you are supposed to be on it for five years, ...

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    Lay bare the risks behind rising breast cancer cases in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 06:02pm by JOSETTE CHOR

    ... Josette Chor Josette Chor calls for Hong Kong-wide screening for breast cancer and a survey of the risk factors that are contributing to a big increase in cases Cause for alarm The chief ... for Hong Kong women by subsidising breast cancer screening and supporting in-depth research to identify high-risk groups. While bowel, or colorectal, cancer is the most common cancer in Hong Kong, ...

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    Breast cancer blog: being in the present

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 06:35pm by Amy Wu

    ... formed by the unknown mystery of disease, whispered: “Be happy with what you have.” I thought back to a workshop- at the C4YW Conference for young breast cancer survivors- conducted by Michael ... to plunk down HK$800 for a pair of limited edition Oakleys designed for the pink ribbon cause). She’d been battling inflammatory breast cancer- a rare form of the disease- for two years now ...

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    My awakening after being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 37

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Wu

    ... Amy Wu Amy Wu is glad she listened to her body and got checked, against advice An awakening after being told I have breast cancer aged 37 Not me. This must be some mistake or a poorly ... on May 8, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I am still living with the shock, the reality and the weight of the sentence. I am 37. Friends know me as a swimming fanatic. I eat fairly healthily, ...

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    Breast cancer blog: Radiation, afternoon tea and a new friend

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 03:42pm by Amy Wu

    ... of friends whom I travel, swim and work with on both continents. But I have a new circle of friends of late – ladies who are fellow breast cancer conquerors. We share a common language ... by reaching out. On Facebook I am an avid member of Little Pink Houses of Hope, Beyond the Pink Moon, Breast Cancer Survivors Group and Stupid Cancer, the non-profit organisation for the young adult ...




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