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  • Sep 23, 2014
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Breast Cancer

Breast cancer blog: a scare - riding the waves

On a recent night at 3am I awoke suddenly and felt it — there it was in the left breast, a lump as hard and stationary as the first one.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 10:21am 1 comment

Angelina Jolie's aunt dies of breast cancer aged 61

Angelina Jolie's aunt has died of breast cancer less than two weeks after the Oscar-winning actress announced that she had undergone a preventative double mastectomy. The Hollywood entertainment website E! News cited Jolie's uncle, Ron Martin, as saying that his 61-year-old wife, Debbie - the younger sister of Jolie's late mother - died early on Sunday at Palomar Hospital in California.

28 May 2013 - 2:48am

Letters to the Editor, May 24, 2013

Driving in rain without lights breaks the law

On Wednesday, despite the black rainstorm warning, many drivers, including bus, minibus and taxi drivers, were driving without lights.

Many more were driving with only parking lights, so called because that is all they are intended for.

24 May 2013 - 5:22am 1 comment

Breast cancer blog: Just another day? Yeah, right

Day three since returning home from the hospital where I underwent a lumpectomy, and nearly two weeks now since receiving the breast cancer diagnosis - and I’m getting antsy.

24 May 2013 - 12:49pm

My awakening after being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 37

Not me. This must be some mistake or a poorly executed joke, I thought. I am a healthy, athletic woman in my 30s. I have no medical history. I have never taken a sick day, so the news to come was especially hard to swallow.

23 May 2013 - 1:34pm 4 comments

Japanese hospital tests powerful breast cancer therapy

A Japanese cancer specialist said on Wednesday she has started the world’s first clinical trial of a powerful, non-surgical, short-term radiation therapy for breast cancer.

22 May 2013 - 9:56pm

Letters to the Editor, May 22, 2013

Hong Kong is currently going through a period of realisation that, because a greater proportion of its inhabitants are in the "senior" category, something needs to be done about the retirement age.

27 May 2013 - 10:14am

Cancer expert urges caution on preventative mastectomies

Preventative mastectomies are not encouraged unless the high-risk individuals are overwhelmed by fears of developing breast cancer, according to a breast cancer expert.

20 May 2013 - 10:56am 1 comment

Hong Kong women weigh in on Angelina Jolie's breast cancer solution

It happened seven years ago, but Mary Hemrajani still tears up when she recounts her breast cancer ordeal. "There's a scar very deep inside of you that's very difficult to heal," says the 55-year-old, who runs a watchmaking business.

20 May 2013 - 9:49am

Breast cancer in Hong Kong

Angelina Jolie recently revealed that due to her defective gene BRCA1, she has undergone a preventive double mastectomy to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer from 87 per cent to 5 per cent. In Hong Kong, breast cancer is the most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer deaths among women.

12 Sep 2013 - 11:06am