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  1. Comment - Blogs

    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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  4. More younger women with breast cancer

    Posted Sep 21st 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Women in their 20s and 30s are being urged to undergo regular breast checks as the number of younger women diagnosed with cancer in the city increases. The Breast Cancer Foundation revealed that while breast cancer was most common in women in their 40s, a rise in the number of cases over a decade among younger women means women should be more active in having ...

  5. Breast cancer rates soaring in Shanghai

    Posted Nov 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Shanghai may be the mainland's most dynamic and cosmopolitan city, but it also has the highest breast cancer rate. About 4,000 women a year in the city develop the disease. ... menopause, compared with 30 per cent in the United States. 'In recent years, I've seen many young women developing breast cancer in their early 20s, with the youngest only 17,' Shen ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Breast cancer survivors form support group for professionals

    Posted Mar 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A deputy postmaster is among a group of breast cancer survivors who have banded together to form what may be Hong Kong's first patient support group targeting professional women. The Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation will be launched on Tuesday at the Mandarin Hotel, around the slogan 'Early detection saves lives'. Among the former patients ...

  8. Help for breast cancer patients

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Prince of Wales Hospital will strengthen psychosocial services for breast cancer patients after it found 40 per cent of such patients suffer depression and anxiety. Gloria Chan Hoi-sze, a clinical psychologist at Chinese University, said Prince of Wales Hospital, the university's medical teaching hospital, had provided a screening service for new breast cancer ...

  9. Breast cancer patients invited to drug trials

    Posted Jun 13th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Breast cancer patients are being asked to join two international clinical trials for a drug that has been shown to improve survival. Lapatinib, approved by US and Swiss regulators, blocks the HER2 gene, which causes an aggressive form of the cancer. About 3,500 women will participate in the studies, to find out if the drug can supplement the drug Paclitaxel. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Rossa Chiu on trail of blood test to spot cancer early

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... 10 million DNA fragments in a sample. Chiu's team analysed the DNA of five cancer patients, including one who had both breast and ovarian cancer. The locations of the cancerous tumours ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Rossa Chiu hopes that her work on DNA will lead to a simple blood diagnosis that can detect different tumours at the same time In pursuit of a test to spot cancer ...




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