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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 [...]
Private hospitals emerge as new source of demand

Private hospitals emerge as new source of demand

In-town clinics and treatment centres underpin call for commercial and industrial properties Private hospitals have emerged as a new source of tenants in commercial and industrial properties in Hong Kong as they expand their services by setting up “off-hospital” clinics and treatment centres, property consultants say. “Increasing demand from mainlanders is one of the key [...]
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