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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    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, ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    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 ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS DAVID TAN

    New research highlights breast cancer's different forms, methods of treatment

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by DAVID TAN

    ... David Tan Scientists discover major killer can be divided into four main classes, with each having its own suitable method of treatment Research highlights different forms of breast cancer The more we learn about cancer, the more we realise how complex it really is. Take breast cancer. Millions of dollars are raised every year for research into the disease. But are we any closer ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Academics plan Hong Kong-wide study of breast cancer cases

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 04:33am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Research will help identify risk factors for deadly disease, researchers say HKU plans breast cancer study Academics at the University of Hong Kong are planning a major study of breast cancer cases in the city in an attempt to learn more about risk factors and address a dearth of local data on the often fatal disease. Dr Ava Kwong Hoi-wai, clinical ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    US study finds that three-dimension mammograms detect cancer better

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:14am by WASHPOST

    ... to conventional digital inspection substantially improved detection of invasive breast cancers and reduced the number of women called back for re-examination, according to the first large study ... endorsed the value of 3D mammography over conventional imaging. "In my opinion," she said of any woman about to be screened for breast cancer, "she should have the 3D ...

  9. Infographics - News - Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer in Hong Kong

    Posted May 19th 2013, 01:05pm by SCMP Graphics

    ... cancer from 87 per cent to 5 per cent. In Hong Kong, breast cancer is the most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer deaths among women. Here we look at some facts, figures and fixes on breast cancer and its effect on the female population.   ...

  10. 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 ...




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