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Cancer Prevention Recipes: Top 10 Anti-Cancer Foods

Cancer Prevention Recipes: Top 10 Anti-Cancer Foods

You are what you eat! These days, there are more and more everyday food and drinks that are labeled as carcinogenic. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), at least one-third of the cancer deaths in 2018 are due to the five leading behavioral and dietary risks: high body mass index (BMI), low fruit and vegetable [...]
Immunotherapy in Stage III non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

Immunotherapy in Stage III non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

In Hong Kong, lung cancer has always been the leading cause of cancer deaths. It is the second most common cancer in Hong Kong. Lung cancer symptoms are not obvious until it progresses to the final stages, which limits options to treatment approach. More recently, there has been growing evidence to show that the use […]

The Cancer Burden in Middle-Income Patients

The Cancer Burden in Middle-Income Patients

Hong Kong’s public hospitals reached breaking point under the influx of patients during the peak flu season. Despite long waiting queues, many middle-income patients would opt to seek for cancer treatment at Hospital Authority, thinking that cancer treatment drugs would be provided free-of-charge. Many patients would risk to wait, knowing that their conditions may continue [...]
The Fight Against Renal Cancer

The Fight Against Renal Cancer

In Hong Kong, there are 600 new cases of renal cancer every year. Although the incidence of renal cancer is not as high as cancers of the intestines or lungs, its prevalence has risen as high as 50% annually. If the cancer is diagnosed as Stage I, II or III, the most likely initial treatment [...]
Busting myths in lung cancer

Busting myths in lung cancer

In mainland China, 70% of lung cancer cases were diagnosed in the final stage of the disease. The 5-year survival rate of these patients remains at less than 5%. Similarly, in Hong Kong, 80% of lung cancer cases were diagnosed in the later stages, making lung cancer one of the deadliest cancers in the Asia-pacific [...]
How A Watch-and-Wait Approach May Help in Colon Cancer

How A Watch-and-Wait Approach May Help in Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is the commonest cancer in Hong Kong. Once colon cancer is confirmed, most patients press for surgery to remove the tumor. In the case that the tumor is found very close to the anus, surgical treatment will involve both anus removal as well as colostomy, where the colon is cut and brought through [...]
Frequent nosebleeds may be a sign of nasopharyngeal cancer

Frequent nosebleeds may be a sign of nasopharyngeal cancer

While nosebleeds are more common in winter months, they can stem from a more serious problem – nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC). Other typical symptoms of NPC include persistent nosebleeds and lump(s) in the nose and lymph nodes in the neck. NPC is also known as the Guangdong province, given 80% of cases worldwide are originated in [...]
Doctor in front lines of cancer fight

Doctor in front lines of cancer fight

Ronnie Poon Tung-ping came to our lunch appointment after a busy morning. A packed schedule is routine for doctors. Poon was unperturbed, and told me it was still possible to find time to enjoy a good lunch. He then ordered roast beef and red wine. Poon is a cancer specialist and medical director at the […]

Viable new cancer treatment options are emerging

Viable new cancer treatment options are emerging

The incidence of cancer in Hong Kong has continued to rise by 2 to 3 percent a year, with the number of new diagnosed cases reaching a new high of 29,618 in 2014. The top five types of cancer in descending order involve the large bowel, lung, breast, liver and prostate. Cancer has been established [...]
Hong Kong opens VIP cancer care center

Hong Kong opens VIP cancer care center

Citibank Tower (second from left) houses the Hong Kong Integrated Oncology Center. Photo: Bloomberg A cancer-care center has opened at Citibank Tower, a 50-floor skyscraper in Hong Kong’s Central business district. Equipped with biopsy facilities, body scanners, and quiet “VIP” chemotherapy rooms, it is the first of a string of such facilities that TE Asia [...]
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