Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in Hong Kong. In 2021, there were 5,899* new cases diagnosed. Men aged 50 or above and those with a family history of colorectal cancer or colorectal polyps are considered to be at high risk.
*Source: Hong Kong Cancer Registry, Hospital Authority 2023 (figures from 2021)
Keep polyps at bay and screen to enjoy a healthy life after 50.
There are often no early symptoms for colorectal cancer meaning warning signs can go unnoticed. A simple, regular check-up can help to prevent colorectal cancer.
For those aged 50 years old or above or at a risk for Colorectal Cancer, it is recommended to undergo regular check-up. If one chooses to undergo a colonoscopy, any polyps discovered during the procedure can be removed. In addition, the Government’s Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme subsidises asymptomatic Hong Kong residents aged between 50 and 75 to receive screening service in private sector for prevention of colorectal cancer. Click here to learn more about the programme.
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