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  1. 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 ...

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    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 ...

  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. Programme to boost patient confidence

    Posted Nov 26th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Luk

    ... Mary Luk Chemotherapy has become a fundamental treatment for breast cancer. But not all patients can tolerate the multiple side effects that is associated with it. The strong mixture ... and freckles may appear. Some patients may not be able to recognise themselves in the mirror and, as a result, suffer from depression and loss of confidence. The Hong Kong Cancer Fund's breast ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Pink tram will promote awareness of breast cancer

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Women should be more aware of the risks posed by breast cancer, and should make that awareness part of their routine. This is the message of 'Lipstick Dialogue', a month-long ... a cancer specialist. Estee Lauder has been running breast cancer month since 1992. Each year, a prominent city is selected for the launch with a different awareness-raising theme. This year ...

  9. Cancer wonder drug not free to HK patients

    Posted Jun 21st 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A drug that drastically improves the survival rate of breast cancer patients and reduces the chance of the disease resurfacing is not available at the subsidised ... be cured. Data presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology on June 9, 'demonstrated a significant 40 per cent reduction in the rate of distant breast cancer ...

  10. 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 ...




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