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Discussion in 'Malaysia Professional Players' started by tbleong, Jan 8, 2007.
Do you know something we don‘t, saying LCW has himself to blame that he got nose cancer?
I only know that if you overworked your body for a long period of time, it will get much weaker and open up more possibilities to all sort of illness. The way he had been going on, he had probably ignored all sorts of symptoms and just went on like it was nothing worth checking nor slowing down a bit.
In the interview, he mentioned something like how his wife was so scared (before he decided to retire) he wouldn't stop because he was too stubborn the last time and didn't pay much attention to his own health.
It took something as bad as cancer to get him to stop, his legacy will never be forgotten.
Age still doesn't know who Lee Chong Wei is...
For one thing, LCW himself was shedding tears towards the end of his announcement. He really wanted to make it to OG 2020 so his sons can watch him play live.
What is Cantonese cancer? 5 facts about nasopharyngeal carcinoma
An illustration of nasopharyngeal cancer. (Image: SingHealth website)
18 Jun 2019 06:51PM (Updated: 18 Jun 2019 09:21PM)
scientific discovery that could pave the way for the early detection of what it describes as Cantonese cancer - the most common head and neck cancer in Singapore.
Here are five things to know about the disease.
WHAT IS IT?
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma or nose cancer, is often referred to as Cantonese cancer because of its prevalence among the Chinese, particularly those from the Cantonese dialect group.
It affects the nasopharynx, which is the area behind the nose and above the back of the throat. The cells that line the nasopharynx can become cancerous and give rise to the condition, also referred to as NPC, according to the SingHealth website.
Science as well as Nature Genetics are two examples of research journals that refer to the disease as Cantonese cancer.
READ: Singapore scientists discover new viruses that help identify individuals at high risk of Cantonese cancer
WHO ARE MOST AT RISK?
The exact causes of NPC "are not yet known", according to the Gleneagles Hospital website, although there are risk factors that increase one's chances of developing it.
These include smoking and infection by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). EBV is associated with NPC development as the virus been found in nearly all NPC cells.
"However, an EBV infection on its own is not enough to cause NPC," the website stated.
Besides being more common among Cantonese people, NPC also affects more men than women.
According to SingHealth, it is the eighth most common cancer among Singaporean men and affects those between the ages of 35 and 55. It is also the most common head and neck cancer in Singapore.
On its website, the Gleneagles Hospital also suggested that NPC is linked to certain dietary habits.
The disease is "very common in areas of Asia, northern Africa and the Arctic region, which are known for diets that are high in salt, cured fish and meat", it stated.
To lower one's risk, SingHealth recommended a diet of fresh fruit, green vegetables and other sources of vitamin C. It also warned against consuming excessive amounts of salted fish and other preserved foods, as well as "active and secondary" exposure to tobacco smoke.
READ: Scientists reveal "ideal diet" for peoples' and planet's health
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On Monday, a study by Singapore scientists was published noting the discovery of two EPV variants. Individuals infected by the unique strain of EBV carrying these two variants were found to have 11 times higher risk of developing NPC than non-carriers.
"This unique strain seems to have originated in Asia, followed by expansion in NPC-endemic regions," said GIS said in a press release.
Lead author of the study, Dr Liu Jian Jun, said the study provided "novel insights into the NPC endemic" and "potentially provides the basis for implementing effective intervention programmes to reduce its incidences".
Executive director at GIS, Professor Ng Huck Hui also said that the discovery has "important implications for public health efforts to reduce the burden of NPC, particularly among Cantonese speakers".
"Testing for these variants enables the identification of high-risk individuals for routine clinical monitoring to detect NPC early.
Primary prevention through the development of vaccines against high-NPC-risk EBV strains is expected to greatly reduce the incidence rate of Cantonese Cancer," Prof Ng added.
Early nasopharyngeal cancer is treated by radiotherapy, while chemotherapy is sometimes used as part of the treatment.
"Due to the location of the cancer, surgery is not commonly used," SingHealth stated on its website, adding that "in some patients, surgery may be used to remove lumps in the neck that have persisted or returned after treatment with radiotherapy".
Surgery may also be considered when the cancer in the nasopharynx recurs despite radiotherapy and there is no spread of cancer elsewhere in the body.
"With prompt and appropriate treatment, the outlook for a person with nasopharyngeal cancer is reasonable. Early disease limited to (the) nasopharyngeal (area) can be cured with radiation in large majority," said SingHealth.
Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/new...facts-about-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-11637924
This article states that LCW even after returning from cancer treatment could still beat the national back up players in practice matches https://www.nst.com.my/sports/badminton/2019/06/499498/time-move-chong-wei
wierd... way too premature to predict a 373 ranked junior player Lim Chong King as replacement of LCW. We haven't seen this guy, this guy has never won anything.
No doubt that Datuk Misbun has all the experience and knowledge to do what it takes in grooming our juniors to become somebody in the near future. This can't be argued as Datuk LCW is one from many of his products.
The main challenge and obstacle here actually are about the players themselves. As far as skills and talent is concerned, Hafiz Hashim is the most naturally gifted amoung them all, As far as physicality in concerned, non can outwit Foo Kok Keong. But having those above attributes still won't guarantee to produce another Lee Chong Wei out of them. Still remembered having a chat with my former mentor, Mr Abdul Rahman in UITM, Shah Alam , one of the Msia Thomas cupper player in the 1972 squad during the late Datuk Punch Gunalan time and he said, you need to groom at least 100,000 junior player to find any hope to produce a player with the Datuk LCW "character"...not skill, strength etc...but character. It's the upmost highest standard of character profile that Datuk LCW possess that has made him into a player that we know now and this qualities are lack inside BAM MS camp. Why this scenario happens bcoz none of them has that similar Datuk LCW trait of dedication, commitments, devotion and importantly mental attitudes and toughness ingrain when they're training. If they're any, we would have Datuk LCW contender already in our MS squad but even when Datuk has retired, hardly none is equivalent to him. Datuk Misbun is an extremely tough mentor but even he can't do much if one doesn't has what it takes to develop himself into greater length.
BAM should contsruct a more comprehensive training module than what they have now to further cover in even greater depth the importance of developing World class character into their juniors if by any chances they want to again produce a World class player like Datuk LCW. None can replace Datuk LCW in his complete package. Not in a million years. Datuk LCW is already in a league of his own and can't be surpass. So finding his replacement is just a bed time story. "Replacement" IMHO is not the correct term but maybe finding and filling that empty spot left by Datuk with player/players that has the character and quality in hoping to produce consistence world class results may be the correct way to say it.
We all miss Datuk very much. We all can feel that void for knowing he is not in the circuit with us anymore. The memories and legacy he left after watching him playing for nearly 2 decades is just irreplaceable. It's very sad and unfortunate to know the fact that he retired for things that is beyond his will and control. There are few sportsmen out there in other sports that IMHO should retired earlier for the bad image and character they brought into the sport and they by right deserved to retire early.... not Datuk. But past is past and life without our beloved Datuk in the BWF calendar must go on.
U ve nailed it perfectly. Hafiz is the most talented and it's the character. Though he is still not as strong as LD's character who continues to have a hold and aura over him. Daren Liew is another example of talents with skill not mentality. It is exactly what Carolina Marin had also, the mentality that made her despite having no tradition and little support.
If only LCW can document all the stuffs he did to be a champion, that would be great. This is his secret, doubt he will publish it. Not saying that everyone can follow page by page tho. Of course it is always a WIP book even though if it is ever published. Used as a benchmark for the junior to match to achieve greatness. LCW is still a young father, lots of time to come out with a classic book. He can also document the before, during and after each of the tournament he played. How he won it and why he lost.
Repetitions of How, When, Why, What, Who, Where, .... etc... answer them repeatedly until it reach a level of consistency and then publish it.
Step 1: be genetically gifted.
Step 2: train hard.
Step 3: have a bit of luck to not be overseen, and have decent coaches.
Step 4: someone will assume you have a secret.
Rio 2016 Summer Olympics
Lee Chong Wei (MAS) 21 21
Chou Tien-chen (TPE) 9 15
Lin Dan (CHN) 21 11 21
Srikanth Kidambi (IND) 6 21 18
Viktor Axelsen (DEN) 21 21
Rajiv Ouseph (GBR) 12 16
Chen Long (CHN) 21 18 21
Son Wan-ho (KOR)11 21 11
Lee Chong Wei (MAS) 15 21 22
Lin Dan (CHN) 21 11 20
Viktor Axelsen (DEN) 14 15
Chen Long (CHN) 21 21
Bronze medal match
Viktor Axelsen (DEN) 15 21 21
Lin Dan (CHN) 21 10 17
Chen Long (CHN) 21 21
Lee Chong Wei (MAS) 18 18
It would have been a crowning glory for LCW had he beaten CL at the Rio Olympics almost 3 years ago.
During the Semifinals, he took his revenge on LD, the so-called GOAT, who denied him two Olympic gold medals on two subsequent occasions. LD was gunning for his elusive record third Olympic gold.
Unfortunately LCW fell at the last hurdle to CL.
LD, however, was to suffer his most humiliating defeat at the hands of the up-and-coming VA when he could not even grab the bronze medal.
Best wishes to LCW in his future endeavours.
If LCW had beaten CL he would have won Gold, If LD had beaten LCW and CL, LD would have won a gold too.
Most humiliating defeat for LD? Was it really so and was that post really necessary?
If you have had bagged 2 consecutive golds in your hands and almost won another chance of gold, what's ONE bronze medal
Another chance of gold?
Only if he had beaten LCW at the semis.
Was the post really necessary?
Sorry, but you don't decide for me.
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Yes, and LCW would only have won the gold if he had beaten CL or LD blablabla. All ifs and ifs.
Why should I decide for you? Your animosity toward LD was too obvious to ignore.
Did someone just step out of a cave?
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You must really dislike Lin Dan to discredit him from this status. I'm more of a LCW fan but c'mon... 2 golds and 5 World titles = the GOAT.
There's way too much emphasis on these tournaments with nation quotas (=easy early rounds guaranteed) anyway, especially the Olympics. Nevertheless, if you look at LD's winning percentages, tournament wins and h2h's, he's clearly had the best career in badminton and I don't see how that's even debatable.
He's no Federer though. Or many of the other greats across all sports who represented excellence up to a high age.