Cancer types

Cancer types

Making healthy lifestyle choices now can lay the foundation for a healthier life ahead.

See below for more information about the common cancers and how they are linked to diet, activity and weight.

Find out what you can do to reduce cancer risk. 

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Colorectal cancer

In 2011, colorectal cancer has taken over lung cancer and became the most common cancer in Hong Kong.

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Breast cancer

Breast cancer is the third most common cancer in Hong Kong. 

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Gallbladder cancer

Gallbladder cancer is relatively rare – 340 cases were diagnosed in the HK in 2011.

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Liver cancer

There is strong evidence that drinking alcohol increases the risk of liver cancer. 

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Lung cancer

In 2011, it was the second most common cancer in the HK with 4,401 new cases registered.

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Nasopharyngeal cancer

This type of cancer is the seventh most common cancer in Hong Kong. In 2011, 862 new cases were diagnosed.

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Prostate cancer

As with all cancers, the risk of developing prostate cancer depends on a number of factors and varies from person to person.

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Stomach cancer

Having high levels of salt or salty foods in your diet increases your risk of stomach cancer.