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Breast cancer blog: a scare - riding the waves

Here I was, back to square one, in the waiting room on a lousy rainy day.

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

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

Officials should consider road pricing. Photo: SCMP Pictures

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

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

Close up of pink badge on woman chest to support breast cancer cause. Photo: Shutterstock

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

Women throw bras in the air to raise awareness of the fight against breast cancer. Photo: AFP

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

Angelina Jolie had a preventive double mastectomy. Photo: AP

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

Dr Ava Kwong says it is imperative that people seeking the genetic test for breast cancer have proper counselling. Photo: Nora Tam

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

Angelina Jolie cut cancer risk through surgery. Photo: NYT

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

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

Paper talk, May 18, 2013

A dog like this bit the policemen. Photo: Sam Tsang

Sunday, Oriental Daily

Drinking water from Dongjiang fails to make the grade

18 May 2013 - 4:11am

Few seen as likely to follow Angelina Jolie's lead with mastectomy

Angelina Jolie. Photo: Reuters

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie's "relatively extreme" decision to have a double mastectomy to reduce her cancer risk is unlikely to become a trend, a campaigner for breast cancer awareness said yesterday - as celebrities who have had the disease praised the Hollywood star's courage.

16 May 2013 - 5:04am 2 comments

Timely warning from Angelina Jolie

U.S. actress and humanitarian campaigner Angelina Jolie. Photo: Reuters

A story about a double mastectomy is not an easy sell. But actress Angelina Jolie's first-person account of her decision to have one reached a huge print and electronic audience. Thanks to her star appeal it would have more than matched big box-office movies in the first day or two after release. The story had elements of love, fear, courage, sacrifice and the wonders of genetic science.

16 May 2013 - 2:48am

Angelina Jolie praised by breast cancer campaigners

Angelina Jolie decided to have a double mastectomy. Photo: NYT

Cancer campaigners have applauded actress Angelina Jolie for going public about her double mastectomy, but warned women against rushing out to be tested for the gene mutation that threatened her life.

16 May 2013 - 1:35am

Angelina Jolie: I had double mastectomy

Angelina Jolie, pictured last year, has revealed that she underwent a double mastectomy. Photo: AFP

Angelina Jolie revealed on Tuesday that she has undergone a preventive double mastectomy to reduce her risk of cancer because she carries a faulty gene. She revealed that she completed three months of related medical procedures on April 27.

15 May 2013 - 2:40am 5 comments