Case history: liver cancer

Illustration: Angela Ho

Hanson Yip was an energetic young man with a heart for helping others. But while studying for a university degree in social work, the 26-year-old Yip started feeling twinges of pain in his upper abdomen.

Tuesday, 19 February, 2013, 10:02am

Lions Centre helps to ease financial burden on liver patients' families

Patient Lai Fung-kai with Lions' Anna Mok. Photo: May Tse

Yeung So-chow had not imagined how big a burden kidney failure could be, until her elderly mother fell ill two years ago.

For many months, the Yeung family had to come up with HK$2,400 each week to pay for kidney dialysis for their mother, Lai Fung-kai, 67.

2 Dec 2012 - 3:28am

Many children have grown up normally in HK after having liver transplants

I read with dismay the letter from Professor Andrew Burd ('Ethical issues must be considered', October 20). Professor Burd, a plastic surgeon, made uninformed comments on the outcome of paediatric liver transplants and argued against life-saving treatment based on cost comparison to plastic surgery.

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

Such an act has grossly interfered in China's internal affairs, hurt the feelings of the Chinese people and damaged Sino-American relations

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu, on Barack Obama's meeting with the Dalai Lama

He has already lost a brother to liver disease, we don't want to lose him too

18 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

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1 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Bout of charity helps liver boy

A group of boxing enthusiasts yesterday made good on their promise to make a donation to Louie Adrielle Perez, the seven-year-old Filipino boy needing a life-saving liver transplant, it can now be revealed.

13 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Another $100,000 donation comes in for Louie

Seven-year-old Filipino Louie Adrielle Perez moved a little closer to receiving his liver transplant after the South China Morning Post received another donation of $100,000 yesterday.

8 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

8 non-local patients saved by liver surgery

Eight patients from outside Hong Kong, including two children, are alive today after having liver transplants at Queen Mary Hospital.

The transplant programme has come under the spotlight after an appeal on behalf of a Filipino toddler, Mark Jairus Mendoza, to raise the extra $270,000 needed to pay for the life-saving operation at the hospital.

1 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Post readers rally for boy awaiting transplant

The Filipino toddler who needs another $270,000 to pay for a liver transplant at Queen Mary Hospital has brought out the generosity in Post readers.

Three have donated $7,100 through the Philippine Consulate after reading the story of 30-month-old Mark Jairus Mendoza, who will receive part of his mother Lyden's liver on Thursday week.

28 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Priest joins appeal for Filipino boy needing liver transplant

A priest and the Philippine consulate yesterday joined the call for donations for the family of a 21/2-year-old Filipino boy who arrives today for a life-saving liver transplant at Queen Mary Hospital.

23 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

10-year link between PR expert and professor

Links between University of Hong Kong medical faculty dean Professor Lam Shiu-kum and retired pro-tobacco advocate Brenda Chow appear to go back as far as a decade.

Ms Chow's ex-employer, British American Tobacco, has donated more than $1 million to a group Professor Lam helped establish in 1992, the Liver Foundation.

21 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Funding blunder

I have read the articles in your newspaper on the liver transplant controversy.

I was astonished that such a thing could have happened, that is, that a liver could be wasted because of a policy to cap the number of liver transplants.

19 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Call for transplants

Deng's body parts - particularly his corneas - would be better used for transplants than research, medical experts said yesterday.

But organs such as his kidney and liver would have needed to be transplanted within hours of his death.

22 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Traditional beliefs hitting liver donation

Liver donations are dropping because bereaved families are holding to the traditional belief that a deceased's body should be buried 'whole'.

Dr Lo Chung-mau of Queen Mary Hospital - one of the territory's two liver transplant centres - said that last year it conducted only 13 transplant operations, although 50 were needed.

1 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Youth poisoned by puffer fish

A VIETNAMESE teenager died after eating a poisonous fish that he and his friends had caught, the Coroner's Court heard yesterday.

Ung Thanh Dien, 16, was poisoned by tetradotoxin - a neural poison - after eating pieces of a puffer-fish liver last year.

He was taken to hospital but died within 12 hours of eating the fish.

27 Jul 1995 - 12:00am