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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New treatment gives liver patients hope

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... treatment gives liver patients hope Local researchers have come up with a new, cheaper way to treat liver cancer, Chinese University's medical faculty has revealed. The treatment, which ... deaths from liver cancer, also known as hepatocellular carcinoma, in Hong Kong each year. "There has been no breakthrough [in other transarterial treatment] for the past 30 years despite our ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    'Don't wait to check for breast cancer'

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... mastectomy and death. This was the warning from the city's Breast Cancer Foundation after it analysed data from 2,242 patients who had completed treatment for the cancer. "We found ... or treatment by medical professionals. The Department of Health does not offer proactive screening for breast cancer, such as invitations to women over a certain age, unlike on the mainland, in Taiwan ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU researchers' new liver cancer system helps prolong patients' lives

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com New classification scheme delivers more targeted treatment, allowing patients suffering from city's third most deadly cancer to live longer Liver cancer system proves a life-saver Hong Kong researchers have developed Asia's first system that classifies liver cancer patients into different stages to receive more targeted treatment ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Gene tests 'critical' for diagnosing lung cancer

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Gene tests 'critical' for diagnosing lung cancer A genetic test is crucial in diagnosing lung cancer as an increasing number of non-smokers ... by the university's department of medicine did not get the disease from smoking but from a mutated gene. "We see more patients diagnosed with lung cancer due to genetic factors," Dr James Ho ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ex-drug users shun hepatitis treatment

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Chinese University study finds that 80 per cent of those diagnosed with disease opt against medication that cuts risk of cirrhosis, cancer Ex-drug users shun hepatitis treatment The vast majority of former drug users found to have hepatitis C in a screening programme did not take up an offer of treatment- with many apparently unwilling to take time off ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Doctor probed for errors in 118 patients reports, failing to spot cancer

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Errors by United Christian Hospital pathologist led to 17 people receiving the wrong treatment Doctor made mistakes in 118 patients' reports United Christian Hospital is investigating the work of a pathologist who made mistakes in the health reports of 118 patients, leading to the wrong treatment of 17 of them. The doctor, who obtained her ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong's only remedy for Ebola is a breast cancer drug

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Emily Tsang, Arthur Chan

    ... Emily Tsang and Arthur Chan City's only Ebola remedy is breast cancer drug A breast cancer drug is the only possible remedy Hong Kong has for an Ebola outbreak after the city ... yesterday to draw up a contingency plan to fight Ebola should the outbreak reach Hong Kong. It decided to recommend to the government that in such an event, it should use the breast cancer drug, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Cancer patients receiving radiotherapy may be at higher risk of vascular diseases and stroke: study

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:25pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Researchers warn cancer treatment could lead to permanent disability a decade after therapy Radiotherapy may increase risk of stroke, says study Patients who receive radiotherapy to treat cancer in their head or neck may be more likely to develop severe vascular diseases including blocked blood vessels, leading to a higher risk of a stroke, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Young cancer survivor awarded for being inspiration to other patients

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by LO WEI

    ... this year. When Hung fell ill with phase four throat cancer two years ago, he was encouraged during his treatment by the brave attitude of Lam and his other students. "They were a motivation ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Cancer survivor, 12, rewarded for selflessly volunteering to help other disease patients Youngest 'warrior' an inspiration Cancer survivor Lam Yi-ning ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Putting fears into words to help fight breast cancer

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by LO WEI

    ... chairwoman has talked to some 80 breast cancer survivors, and turned their experiences, together with her own, into a book. It has just been published, and tackles questions ranging from treatment ... was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in 2003 and made a full recovery after surgery and treatment. "I thought I had already recovered and was settled within myself. I forced myself ...




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