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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Charity man's friends help raise funds for his cancer treatment

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com He used to help the needy, now his friends are raising funds for his cancer treatment Friends rally to help a fundraiser Kindness begets kindness, as the saying ... next round of chemotherapy at the Queen Mary Hospital. With the treatment, he is hoping to put the cancer in remission in two years. "We all knew Mac through football, so we just thought, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Chavez foe asks why president silent for two months

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 10:13am by Associated Press in Caracas

    ... Associated Press in Caracas Venezuela’s top opposition leader is asking why President Hugo Chavez hasn’t spoken publicly in more than two months while undergoing cancer treatment in Cuba. ... “extremely complex and tough” treatments in Cuba. Capriles asked why, if a president can sign documents to approve measures such as a newly enacted devaluation, “he’s not going to be able to speak ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS DAVID TAN

    New research highlights breast cancer's different forms, methods of treatment

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by DAVID TAN

    ... David Tan Scientists discover major killer can be divided into four main classes, with each having its own suitable method of treatment Research highlights different forms of breast cancer ... growth of cells in a given part of the body. The breast is made up of ducts and lobes, both of which can be sites of cancerous growth, also known as carcinoma. Risk factors include age, treatment ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    Breast cancer blog: 'This is it: It’s over'

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:07pm by Amy Wu

    ... awkward. I was at a loss for words, oddly still in shock. The last radiation session feels anti-climactic, but it is broken up by moments when I feel breathless and think, “wow, me, yes me, cancer ... compatriots and the women who were fellow breast cancer conquerors would be in the rear view mirror. I wondered if I would forget about them. I hoped not because they have given me another perspective ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health

    No proof for alleged health benefits of DC-CIK

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Fatal attraction Cancer treatments are associated more often with diminishing beauty than its enhancement. Hair loss and raw, peeling skin immediately spring to mind as common side effects ... remains an experimental treatment, even for fighting cancer, he says. "There's no evidence that this type of treatment works for other purposes such as improving your health, skin ...


    Yunzhi mushroom may be beneficial in fight against tumours

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Elizabeth Snouffer

    ... rate, but not to significantly increase the 12-month survival rate. It is a nasty cancer, and even with the best treatment, prognosis is very grave," Kenda explains. Despite this, Kenda ... on the immune response in post-treatment breast cancer patients. He concluded that the combination could be beneficial for promoting immunological function. Wong believes that studies on the benefits ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health

    Treatments on the fly: Asia a top destination for medical tourism

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:52pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... and English-speaking staff. The city state has carved a niche in organ transplants, cancer treatment, cardiac surgery and fertility treatment. Medical expenditure generated from travellers amounted to US$784 ... for organ transplants, cancer treatment, cardiac surgery and fertility treatment. Asia's first IVF baby was produced in 1983 at the KK Women's and Children's Hospital in Singapore, so ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - QUIZ


    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Cruciferous vegetables are known to have possible anti-cancer effects, and a new study published last week in PLOS ONE adds to the growing evidence. ... in the lab. "Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia is a type of cancer of the white blood cells common in children," says Dr Daniel Lacorazza, assistant professor of pathology and immunology. ...

  10. Fungus may be key to cancer treatment

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com A molecule found in a tropical mushroom could turn a potentially toxic element into a weapon against breast cancer, according to researchers at Polytechnic ... effects and turning it into a potential cancer remedy. Selenium, a trace element essential to human health, can be toxic if consumed in excessive amounts, and scientists have long struggled ...




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