Colorectal cancer is the most common cancer among men in Hong Kong. In 2017, there were 5,635* 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 2019 (figures from 2017)
Most colorectal cancers begin as growths in the colon or rectum called polyps. 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.
At Cancer Fund, we help anyone touched by colorectal cancer through our free services and programmes. From diagnosis and treatment through to recovery and rehabilitation, with our support you will never feel alone as you navigate life with cancer.
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Get checked for polyps in your colon.