Nine blood donors have received unwelcome news after giving blood to the Red Cross: they carry a rare bug that puts them at risk of colorectal cancer.Thursday, 9 May, 2013, 5:45am 2 comments
Aspiring doctors from the University of Hong Kong's (HKU) faculty of medicine have put a street-smart spin on health awareness campaigns to reach the average, busy Hongkonger.15 Apr 2013 - 9:41am
With new cases of colorectal cancer more than doubling over the past decade, oncologists warn that it will soon become the top cancer killer in Hong Kong.15 Apr 2013 - 10:23am 1 comment
It was just before Christmas last year when Patricia Chan had what she thought was the flu and took to bed for four days. Chan was relieved when she felt better and returned to work: she was too busy to be ill.
Then she got a stomach ache.26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Three years ago, Wong Mei-fung beat stage-two breast cancer with chemotherapy and surgery.
Wong (whose real name has been changed for reasons of patient confidentiality), then 72, had never married, but had built a network of close friends and relatives who supported her throughout her ordeal. Through it all, she was positive and upbeat.10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Medical experts at Chinese University yesterday urged the government to launch a bowel cancer screening programme after a research project found pre-cancerous bowel tumours in almost 30 per cent of apparently healthy middle-aged Hongkongers.28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Relatives of colorectal cancer patients are being urged to have regular checks for the condition from 40 years old at the latest, after a screening programme found they were particularly at risk from the disease.7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
A retired Korean-American surgeon expressed amazement to me that in 'such a famous financial city' colorectal screening was not available.3 Jan 2010 - 12:00am
Despite a better understanding that poor eating habits can lead to colon cancer, Hongkongers still think with their stomachs, doctors say.
Seventy per cent, 83 per cent and 66 per cent of respondents to a survey by the government lifestyle website, ESD Life, respectively ate an incorrect proportion of meat, grains, and vegetables.1 Aug 2008 - 12:00am
Colorectal cancer is cancer of the large bowel, i.e. colon and rectum.
New cases of colorectal cancer are increasing.
It is the second most common form of cancer for both men and women in Hong Kong.
Symptoms include blood in or on the stools, bright red or dark in colour.
Another sign is a change in15 Oct 2007 - 12:00am