Prostate cancer survivor Joseph Lam. He talks to other men about his experience battling the disease and tells them regular check-ups are essential. Photo: Hong Kong Cancer Fund

Why men should always take prostate cancer symptoms seriously – Movember reminder from a Hong Kong survivor of the disease

  • Frequent urination was a warning sign Joseph Lam took seriously. He had no symptoms, but a physical examination and a biopsy showed he had prostate cancer
  • Lam, now 72, praises Movember movement for prompting more people to talk about prostate cancer. He chairs a peer support group for sufferers and survivors
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Prostate cancer survivor Joseph Lam. He talks to other men about his experience battling the disease and tells them regular check-ups are essential. Photo: Hong Kong Cancer Fund
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“Lean-fat” Asian people who have a low body-mass index but are wide around the middle are more at risk of hospital admission, or death, due to heart failure than obese people without a tummy bulge, a study has found. Photo: Alamy

Are you lean-fat? Why having a low body-mass index may not mean you’re more healthy or less at risk of heart failure

  • A study shows Asian people who have a low BMI but accumulated fat around their midriff are more likely to suffer heart failure than obese people without a bulge
  • Researchers say governments should work on developing clear policies to prevent abdominal obesity
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“Lean-fat” Asian people who have a low body-mass index but are wide around the middle are more at risk of hospital admission, or death, due to heart failure than obese people without a tummy bulge, a study has found. Photo: Alamy
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