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  1. New cancer radiotherapy machine cuts treatment time, says hospital

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such treatment since doctors began using it early this week, one suffered from head and neck cancer, the hospital said. Patients would not need to pay more for the new technology, Dr Lee said. ... Simon Wan A new HK$20 million radiotherapy machine at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital is set to slash therapy time while offering better treatment, the hospital has said. ...

  2. Armstrong's brave battle an inspiration

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Richard Watt

    ... and if I wasn't vomiting I was thinking about what I had... and I was wondering when it would all be over.' Armstrong does not shy away from revealing all aspects of how awful treatments for cancer ... Richard Watt It is at that moment in time when patients hear from the doctor that they are suffering from cancer that they need to draw on the help and support of family and friends, ...

  3. 'Miracle girl' flies home with a hopeful heart

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez An eight-year-old Nepali girl flies home today with hopes of a new life after receiving a last-ditch operation in Hong Kong for a rare liver cancer. Prashashsa Joshi underwent Cyberknife radiosurgery treatment in a desperate attempt to stop the malignant tumour. She was the youngest patient to receive treatment from the Hong Kong Adventist Hospital's US$5 ...

  4. Radiotherapy may damage healthy organs

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... legislator Kwok Ka-ki said it was fortunate that because prostate cancer was a slow-growing cancer, the health of the patient was not compromised by delayed treatment. As to the patient who received ... patient unnecessarily receiving radiotherapy and another patient receiving radiotherapy 10 months after being diagnosed for prostate cancer. 'Radiotherapy can be very damaging to internal ...

  5. Younger Asian women also vulnerable

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Grace Wu

    ... the 1,000 breast cancer cases 20 years ago, the mortality rate has remained constant at 300 to 500 deaths per year, in part due to advances in treatment technology. Besides surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone treatment, targeted therapy has offered new hope to cancer patients. 'Targeted therapy uses an antibody which targets the Her2/neu receptor, a protein related ...

  6. Road to recovery

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... Andrea Li Support programme helps patients and survivors overcome hardships Enduring medical treatment for breast cancer is just the beginning of a long and difficult journey towards recovery. 'A lot of women who have had a mastectomy say they don't feel like a woman anymore,' said Venus Cheng, the centre-in-charge for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund's Cancer ...

  7. Panel to review cancer therapy

    Posted Aug 05th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez An advisory panel has been set up to review use of a new cancer treatment after one of two patients given the drug at Prince of Wales Hospital saw ... or psychological injury that must be reported within 24 hours under Hospital Authority policy. The patients suffer from Burkitt's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system rare in adults, and had ...

  8. Anti-hepatitis B drug also helps fight liver cancer, study finds

    Posted Mar 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... likely to develop liver cancer than non-carriers. University of Hong Kong researchers say the eight-year study is the longest hepatitis B treatment study with control patients ever conducted. ... monitoring but not on any medication. The treatment group had 142 patients who were given lamivudine. Each patient was checked every three to six months for signs of liver cancer and cirrhosis. Those ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jan 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... even start to identify such things as risk factors and disease/treatment trends, so as to undertake further research to come up with localised breast cancer prevention and treatment options. ... the registry, can devise more evidence-based preventive and treatment options, policymakers can formulate targeted policies and the wider public can be better informed so as to prevent breast cancer ...

  10. Cancer survivors join cleanup campaign to show their gratitude

    Posted Oct 27th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... among patients and their families, and enhance their confidence in cancer treatment. Since then, the society has expanded to about 600 members and has gone beyond being just a patient support group. A variety of activities are run at the hospital including tea gatherings, annual parties and doctors' lectures on cancer treatment. Former patients share their experiences. ...




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