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  1. Latest treatment lifeline for victims of nasal cancer

    Posted Dec 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang Cutting-edge laser procedure increases the control rate to 88pc, says institute An advanced treatment offers increased survival rates and reduced side-effects for sufferers of a cancer common in southern China, university researchers say. The control rate for advanced cases of nasopharynx, or nasal, cancer has been boosted to 88 per cent, compared with 60 per cent ...

  2. 10-month delay 'seals cancer man's fate'

    Posted Mar 05th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Patsy Moy

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Patsy Moy The family of patient may sue after 'inappropriate' wait to see specialist A liver cancer patient who was asked to wait 10 months before he could ... as 'completely inappropriate'. Cancer patient Yip Chun-chi, a textile factory technician, died on Wednesday at Sha Tin Hospital, where he was transferred last week in a serious condition. Yip was 52 ...

  3. The Last Breakthrough

    Posted Dec 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (December 21) Heng finds the cancer treatment intolerable and even contemplates suicide. His friends decide to ask Ching, who is in Kenya, to help. Ching rushes back to Hong Kong to see Heng and reveals her true feelings for him, hoping that he would continue the treatment. Heng- thinking that Ching is doing it simply out of pity- rushes out to the road and almost gets hit by a car. He ...

  4. Journey beyond cancer through the eyes of a child

    Posted Apr 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... to anyone feeling down on their luck. These children have all battled cancer. To celebrate their spirit, the Children's Cancer Foundation is staging an exhibition at the Cultural Centre entitled A Story of the Little Bald People. It features 90 works from about 45 children centred on four stages of their treatment. Not all of the children made it. Clinical psychologist ...

  5. A Story of the Little Bald People

    Posted Apr 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Heart-warming pictures drawn by 40 child cancer patients and survivors, who went bald during chemotherapy. Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Foyer Exhibition Area. Opens today, 5pm. Tomorrow-Sun, 9am-11pm. Inquiries: 2328 8323 ...

  6. Cancer wonder drug not free to HK patients

    Posted Jun 21st 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A drug that drastically improves the survival rate of breast cancer patients and reduces the chance of the disease resurfacing is not available at the subsidised prescription rate in Hong Kong under the present drugs policy, the Hospital Authority said. The drug, Letrozole, has raised hopes that the cancer- which kills 400 women a year in Hong Kong- could ...

  7. Health chief says system in need of treatment

    Posted Dec 09th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The health minister yesterday promised gradual reforms, describing Hong Kong's medical system as 'pre-cancerous' and in need of treatment. 'At present, our medical system is not really seriously ill, but I would call it a pre-malignant condition. That means it has not reached a cancerous stage but we have to address the issues squarely so ...

  8. Depression hits one in five cancer patients

    Posted Jul 27th 2004, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... Felix Lo Counselling a key part of treatment for the newly diagnosed One in five cancer patients suffers from depression, according to a survey by the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The study was conducted between April and last month by the university's Department of Clinical Oncology. A total of 298 patients from various cancer wards were invited to take part in two ...

  9. Cancer victim sues ex-boss over sacking

    Posted Feb 06th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... by reason of losing a job when she was still undergoing cancer treatment'. The commission said yesterday the dismissal breached the Disability Discrimination Ordinance, adding that it had ... suffered from cancer to seek damages of at least $170,000 from her former employer. The commission says Lam Ka-lee was unlawfully dismissed because of her illness and the sick leave she was forced ...

  10. Cold virus may block skin cancer

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires The days of deadly skin cancers could be numbered- thanks to the common cold. Australian researchers say one of the viruses that causes colds and sniffles could be used to eradicate melanomas, or skin cancers. Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. One in every two Australians will develop some form of skin cancer. Darren Shafren, from ...




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