Types of cancer
Bowel, lung and breast cancers made up nearly 46% of cancer cases in Hong Kong in 2014, the most recent year for which statistics are available. But cancer is a disease that can develop in many parts of the body.
The risk of developing a particular cancer depends on a number of factors and varies from person to person.
Colorectal, or bowel, cancer is now the most common cancer in Hong Kong
We have strong evidence that being overweight or obese increases your risk
There is strong evidence that alcohol increases the risk of liver cancer
In 2014, 834 cases of this cancer were diagnosed in Hong Kong