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  1. Lack of awareness on breast cancer shocks university researcher

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan A university researcher is astonished at how few Hong Kong and mainland women are familiar with breast-cancer risk factors or ways of preventing the disease. More than half ... that those who tend not to worry about breast cancer are mostly students and young women, plus some who have higher incomes... this reflects the common belief that breast cancer does not affect young ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Cocktails and cakes that are good for women's health

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... Kong help raise funds and awareness about hereditary breast cancer. Thirty restaurants are participating in the Pink Desserts For A Cause campaign, in aid of the Hong Kong Hereditary Breast ... to them," she said, of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 cancers. "[But] my youngest patient is 17." BRCA is a genetic mutation that can increase a woman's chance of developing breast cancer from ...

  3. Magazines - Faces - PHILANTHROPY

    Beautiful gestures

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by KAREN FONG

    ... In much the same way as M.A.C has supported those affected by HIV and Aids, Estée Lauder has led the fight against breast cancer for the past 20 years. Through its Breast Cancer Awareness ... does something new, most recently illuminating The Peninsula hotel in pink on September 27 to raise funds and awareness for the Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry. "We ...

  4. Wear something pink and do your part in the battle against breast cancer

    Posted Oct 25th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... is the Cancer Fund's Dress Pink Day, part of its month-long Pink Revolution campaign to raise awareness about breast cancer. Their ambassador this year is singer Vivian Chow Wai-man (right) who has personal reasons for taking part. 'Six of my aunts have had breast cancer,' Chow revealed in her campaign message. 'Of course, this scares me... My mum always said that ignoring ...

  5. Alarming trend seen in breast cancer cases

    Posted Sep 25th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh The number of breast cancer cases in the city is expected to rise at an annual rate of 1.1 per cent in the next 15 years, with about 60 per 100,000 women developing the killer ... cancer in the past two years. It found that in the past 30 years, the incidence of breast cancer in the city had increased 1.2 per cent annually- from about 33 per 100,000 women in 1976 to 48 per ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    I'll wear my pink trinket as proof a cancer cure awaits

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 05:23pm by Amy Wu

    ... Amy Wu The advocate in me awakens in celebration of National Breast Cancer Awareness month (October). I walked into my local bank the other day and there it was an advertisement for a credit card with the pink breast cancer ribbon. I came very close to signing up for it simply to show my support for the cause, but in the end decided against it. I already have an overload ...

  7. Mass screening for breast cancer hardly the best or only way to reduce mortality

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to a woman is below 50:50. In Europe, declining trends in breast cancer mortality are similar between countries with long and short screening histories. The current debate overseas about the poor ... of indiscriminate screening lead to inappropriate and unethical use of health dollars that could help reduce breast cancer mortality in other ways. Ensuring that women promptly present self-detected ...

  8. How attitudes play a role in India's cancer rate

    Posted Jan 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in villages- heighten the risk of cancer? Is the lack of information about prevention- given the high illiteracy levels in the countryside- one reason breast cancer rates are high? Cancer and health ... putting off the mammogram.' Breast cancer is now the second most common cancer in women after cervical cancer, and in urban areas, it has overtaken cervical cancer to be the most frequently ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... cancer Women who carry extra pounds- even just a few- at the time of breast cancer diagnosis are more likely to die prematurely despite optimal treatment, according to a study published yesterday in Cancer. This applies to hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer, which accounts for about two-thirds of all breast cancer cases worldwide. Dr Joseph Sparano of the Albert Einstein College ...

  10. Battle continues against No1 killer

    Posted Nov 26th 2007, 12:00am by Hazel Knowles

    ... For 15 years the pink ribbon has been promoting early detection for breast cancer, but cases are still rising, writes Hazel Knowles Every day six women in Hong Kong discover they have breast cancer. For around 60 per cent of these women, the cancer will have already progressed to stage two or three- stages which require more invasive surgery and treatment. In 2005 there were ...




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