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    Breast cancer blog: My date with the radiation crew- round 1

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 09:36am by Amy Wu

    ... Amy Wu I’ve been dying to start radiation treatment for a while now in the spirit of placing Cancerland behind me. In preparation, I’ve tapped into the wisdom of fellow breast cancer ... is essential. The aunt is the first to step up to the plate and says she will accompany me every day, and a social worker from the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation says she will find someone ...

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    Breast cancer blog: Internet support groups bring me an oasis

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 01:44pm by Amy Wu

    ... Amy Wu Despite the many well wishes from friends and my swim squadmates, breast cancer can at times feel like flying solo. A month since being diagnosed there is at times an immense ... and loss, not to mention the occasional rant I have with my left breast. The good news is that there are a ton of breast cancer support groups out there thanks to the power of social media. ...

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    Breast cancer blog: Dietary facelift abandoned, the foodie in me resurfaces

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 11:12am by Amy Wu

    ... Amy Wu The appetite came roaring back. I’m supposed to be losing weight with radiation (supposedly the body needs more calories for cell regeneration), but once again I am back to grazing and chomping away two months post-surgery. I’ve acted upon those cr ...

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    Breast cancer blog: Big Mac dreams

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 04:14pm by Amy Wu

    ... in that the diagnosis is breast cancer, my palette has shifted. I used to be a voracious grazer and at times eater- a snackaholic, storing crackers, cookies, chocolates in my desk drawer at work. ... facelift. They are big fans of green tea, water and most have converted from being carnivores to vegans. I met one woman with breast cancer who flatly told me she gave up all chicken since ...

  5. Poster rings alarm on breast cancer

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun The eye-catching picture on the right is the new poster for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund's campaign for breast-cancer awareness. You will start seeing it across town next ... director, Lorraine Liu. With breast cancer affecting one out of every 23 women, it is important for the message to get maximum exposure. However, campaign press officer Tej Dalal told us some media ...

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    Angelina Jolie, breast cancer and me: a blogger's hope

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Angelina Jolie, breast cancer and me: a blogger's hope Amy Wu is no Hollywood celebrity but she and Angelina Jolie share a few things in common: they are both 37 years old, have been affected by breast cancer and are now sharing their personal stories with the world. Wu, an American-born writer and journalism lecturer based in Hong Kong, ...

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    Angelina Jolie praised by breast cancer campaigners

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... that is, a sister or a mother- who had breast or ovarian cancer at a young age should especially have these conversations," he said. Los Angeles-based surgeon, author and leukaemia survivor ... or ovarian cancer in their families." All women should not be tested for this gene. It is not that common. The people who should consider being tested are the ones who have had a lot of breast ...

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    Breast cancer blog: The waiting game as I receive my pathology report

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 06:06pm by Amy Wu

    ... The treatment for early stage cancer survivors like me is similar to cancer patients at a later stage. The goal is all about lowering the chances that the disease will return. The breast cancer ... than when you are older. I will admit though, that thought did not make me feel any better,” she wrote, herself having survived Stage 2 breast cancer. So I’ve become a Google monkey, Googling ...

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    Breast cancer blog: Passport therapy- Edward Snowden and I

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 09:29am by Amy Wu

    ... and sun in Bali. It is a bit like putting up my middle finger to cancer. Just boarding and bidding bon voyage is liberating, and most importantly good for the spirit. ...

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    Breast cancer blog: The very long queue for radiotherapy

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 08:40pm by Amy Wu

    ... Amy Wu The trip is a schlep, weaving through the intensity of the heat and crowds, waiting for the mini bus to go to Queen Mary Hospital. Thus starts the second phase of my breast cancer ... is complete the breast surgeon shakes my hand firmly and passes me off to the oncologist. Before that she gives me a choice, referral public or private? And it comes down to cost. There is a Grand ...




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