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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.

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Breast cancer

Breast cancer is the third most common cancer in Hong Kong

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Colorectal cancer

Colorectal, or bowel, cancer is now the most common cancer in Hong Kong

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Gallbladder cancer

We have strong evidence that being overweight or obese increases your risk

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Liver cancer

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

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Lung cancer

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in Hong Kong

Nasopharyngeal cancer

In 2014, 834 cases of this cancer were diagnosed in Hong Kong

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Prostate cancer

This is the fifth most common type of cancer in Hong Kong

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Stomach cancer

Evidence suggests eating foods preserved by salt increases the risk