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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Doctors advise older smokers to be screened for lung cancer

    Posted May 07th 2013, 03:36pm by Reuters in New York

    ... just under 160,0000 lives each year, more than breast, colon, prostate and pancreatic cancer combined. Only 16 per cent of patients live five years after their diagnosis, an indication of how ... lung or breast cancer. On the benefit side, the NLST found that the number of high-risk smokers who had to be screened with CT to save one person from dying of lung cancer was 320. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1232292/doctors-advise-older-smokers-be-screened-lung-cancer
  2. Medi-watch

    Posted Aug 07th 2006, 12:00am by Jason Sankey

    ... in the journal Radiology, warning that these obese people aren't able to get full medical care as a result, according to Reuters. Scorpions take sting out of cancer A synthetic form of scorpion venom extract has helped retard one of the deadliest forms of brain tumour and may be useful in fighting breast and colon cancers, according to preliminary tests on patients at Cedars-Sinai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/559399/medi-watch
  3. Ill wind blows

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Although lung cancer looks set to retain the dubious title of No1 killer, the next most dangerous forms- stomach and liver cancer- are likely to be overtaken by breast and colorectal cancer, thanks ... no matter how good that treatment is, there's nothing better than preventing it.' Breast cancer was uncommon among Asian women in the past, but changes in diet and childbirth patterns were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/602561/ill-wind-blows
  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Women smokers face greater health risks than in past

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 03:50pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Women smokers are at a greater risk than at any time in recent decades from lung cancer and other ailments linked to their tobacco use, according to a study published on Wednesday. The research in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) found a marked increase in deaths among female smokers from lung cancer, chronic obstructive lung disease ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1135184/women-smokers-face-greater-health-risks-past
  5. Public Eye

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah's disastrous budget. They want to trim his 41 per cent increase in cigarette tax. Don't they know that means putting cheap cancer sticks ... explain to them how ludicrous this logic is. If we must make cancer sticks affordable for the grass roots, then surely logic dictates we must also have cheap charcoal for poor people contemplating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966132/public-eye
  6. Chain reaction

    Posted Sep 12th 2005, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... cancer, something that again should raise suspicions because it doesn't say which cancer, how the lead in lipstick does this or what science there is to support it. You might think ... of getting cancer are higher if you smoke after meals. They're not. You get cancer from smoking, whether it's first thing in the morning, the middle of the night or in the bath. The more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/515894/chain-reaction
  7. Talkback

    Posted May 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as Hong Kong would be quite high, but apparently not. I wholeheartedly support the government's anti-smoking campaign. Even if smokers do not care whether they suffer from lung cancer ... not want to hear warnings. They know their chances for lung cancer, vascular diseases and ageing of skin are huge. The ban will make it easier for non-smokers to go out, but it will give smokers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/498969/talkback
  8. First person

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... research and deter people from taking up the habit. Smoking causes the same problems in women as it does in men. But there is also an association with other cancers, such as breast cancer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/580328/first-person
  9. Cancer death rate 'won't change soon'

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Hong Kong is unlikely to see a drastic fall in the number of lung cancer patients in the near future, even if it bans smoking immediately, an expert in the disease says. Tony Mok Shu-kam, associate professor at Chinese University's department of clinical oncology, said the city ranked among the world's highest in terms of lung cancer rates, about 75 for every ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/490470/cancer-death-rate-wont-change-soon
  10. Lai See

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Howard Winn Peering through the smoke at cancer fund's Cuban connection We are a big fan of the Hong Kong Cancer Fund for the work it does promoting awareness and support for cancer ... president Sally Lo in setting up the fund in 1987. But surprisingly, given the links between cancer and tobacco, Tang, who has a knighthood, established Pacific Cigar in 1992, 'as the exclusive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984540/lai-see

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