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  1. News - World - MEDICINE

    Overdiagnosis a problem with breast cancer screening

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in London

    ... Associated Press in London For every death avoided, three women are treated unnecessarily, British study finds Breast cancer screening saves lives, blights others Breast cancer screening ... three years as part of the state-funded breast cancer screening programme. Scientists said the British programme saves about 1,300 women every year from dying of breast cancer, while about 4,000 ...

  2. Star tackles challenge with a little faith

    Posted Nov 26th 2007, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... A small lump turned into a life-changing event for the TVB actress who has a new perspective on life and how she lives it, writes Andrea Li Until she was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 1/2 ... profession could protect her from getting cancer. When Ms Wan noticed what felt like a piece of soft bone inside her left breast, she began talking to her friends about it. 'I was afraid ...

  3. Holistic approach to healing

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Eileen Lian

    ... of surgery such as chemo and radiotherapy, but also psychological and social support services. Peggy Wong, a former breast cancer patient, has voluntary psychosocial support services to thank for her recovery. She was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer 11 years ago when an open sore on her left breast failed to heal after a week. The surgery to remove the breast and part of the lymphatic ...

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    Acupuncture may help relieve cancer fatigue: UK study

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York Acupuncture may help relieve cancer fatigue Acupuncture may help ease fatigue in women who have had breast cancer, a study has found. Cancer and cancer treatments can ... chemotherapy for breast cancer in the five years before the study, and most had felt chronically tired for a year or more. After just six weeks, the study found that general fatigue had dropped ...

  5. Fighting chance

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... System report published in November, the types of cancer with the highest number of active clinical trials worldwide last year were melanoma (40), breast (34), lung (30), prostate (22) and brain ... with tumour-associated antigens slowed cancer disease progression by a few months in some of the 26 female study participants with metastatic breast or ovarian cancer. Provenge, the first tumour vaccine approved ...

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    Fight against cancer is stalling, specialists told at world forum

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in London

    ... in a similar way- including erlotinib (Tarceva) for a form of lung cancer, bevacizumab (Avastin) for breast, colorectal and other cancers, and sunitinib (Sutent) for renal cell carcinoma ... Epidemiologist Richard Peto pointed out that five years of tamoxifen reduces mortality in most breast cancers by a third and the benefits continue even after a woman stops taking it. It now appears ...

  7. China and Europe partner to study cancer treatment

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... fast these cells grew, how malignant they were and what affects drugs had on them,' Wu, a leading breast cancer specialist, said. 'But tumour cells are in our bodies and our bodies ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Chinese and European medical institutions have launched a joint project to study cancer immunotherapy, the use of the immune system to eradicate cancer ...

  8. Ancient remedies find a fresh role: integration with modern treatments

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Elizabeth Snouffer healthpost@scmp.com Conventional treatments for many cancers - lung, colorectal, breast and liver, for example - don't offer much success, especially if diagnosed ... colorectal, breast, liver, prostate, stomach, nasopharynx, non-melanoma skin, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and corpus uteri cancers account for 75 per cent of all new cancer cases and will continue ...

  9. Survival comes with a large price tag

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... skyrocketed. Drugs developed to target cancer cells while sparing healthy ones are now the standard weapon for treating lymphoma, lung, colon and breast cancer. Diana Siu, a specialist in medical ... It is most effective in breast, colon and lung cancers,' said Kevin Loh, specialist in medical oncology at AmMed Cancer Center. 'The cancer cells have many pathways. Some develop resistance ...

  10. Agents of change

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com In 2005, Ellen Chen, then 63, was handed some unusually bad news. Not only did she have breast cancer, she had it in both breasts. Incidents of bilateral breast cancer in Hong Kong occur in less than 5 per cent of sufferers. Furthermore, both tumours tested positive for high levels of a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor ...




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