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Overdiagnosis a problem with breast cancer screening

Breast cancer screening for women over 50 saves lives, an independent panel in Britain has concluded, confirming findings in US and other studies.

Wednesday, 31 October, 2012, 4:21am

False positive results in breast screening easier to bear than late cancer detection

As October marks the South China Morning Post's 'Celebration of Women' month, the Women's Commission believes it is timely to respond to the letter on breast screening by members of the University of Hong Kong's School of Public Health ('Mass screening for breast cancer hardly the best or only way to reduce mortality', August 26).

8 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Lack of exercise a key factor in HK breast cancer cases, report shows

Breast cancer, the most deadly cancer for Hong Kong women, might be more likely to strike those who do not exercise or who have not breastfed children before, a study has shown.

17 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Younger Asian women also vulnerable

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Hong Kong - and research shows that Asian women are more likely to be genetically predisposed to the disease. Despite the growing number of new cases, advanced technology has prevented the mortality rate from rising.

9 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Early detection can save lives

If you are a woman and reading this, when did you last check your breasts?

Hong Kong women are very conservative, more so than Chinese women in Taiwan and the mainland, according to Catina Lee So-Mai, 49, who volunteers with the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Alliance and is herself a breast cancer survivor.

15 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Poster rings alarm on breast cancer

The eye-catching picture on the right is the new poster for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund's campaign for breast-cancer awareness. You will start seeing it across town next week as the foundation kicks off its crusade for women to do more self-checks and go for mammograms.

29 Sep 2005 - 12:00am


Q Should sole custody be abolished in divorce cases?

I am still reeling from a divorce that cost $7 million and encompassed custody issues involving our son. I therefore consider myself experienced enough on the rules governing custody in Hong Kong to have an informed opinion on this latest proposal by the Law Reform Commission.

10 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Breast-check clinics 'need monitoring'

Doctors have called for closer monitoring of breast-screening clinics amid concerns that the practice is becoming too commercialised and some patients are not being warned of the potential for incorrect results.

20 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Late mothers at risk from breast cancer

Women who wait until age 35 before having children are twice as likely to develop breast cancer as those who start younger, a medical expert said yesterday.

Dr Polly Cheung Suk-yee, a surgeon and honorary director of the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital Breast Care Centre, said the risk was 'associated with women who married later and hence got pregnant later in life'.

19 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Most unaware of breast cancer risk

More than four in five women most at risk from breast cancer do not realise they are in danger, an international conference heard yesterday.

And only one out of 110 women in this high-risk group was aware of the best prevention - monthly breast self-examination with an annual clinical examination and mammography.

19 Nov 1997 - 12:00am