Cancer will affect most of us during our lives, either directly or indirectly. By improving our understanding of cancer, we become better placed to make lifestyle choices and take precautions which can reduce our cancer risk.
Everyone should be aware of symptoms for early detection and, for those diagnosed, understanding common treatment methods, side effects and common questions to ask your doctor can make a huge impact on how you navigate through your cancer experience. Knowledge and understanding can decrease fear and empower you to make the best possible choices for your health and well-being.
Here you will find some useful website from Hong Kong and around the world which provide current and relevant information about cancer research, treatments and services.
The Hereditary Gastrointestinal Cancer Genetic Diagnosis Laboratory provides genetic testing for families in Hong Kong with high risk for colorectal cancer.
A clinical registry established to identify individuals and family members with a high risk of developing breast cancer.
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organisation dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Their website provides comprehensive cancer information, current news and research.
The American Institute for Cancer Research is a cancer charity that fosters research on how diet and lifestyle can lower cancer risk and educates the public about cancer prevention.
The site of Australia's national cancer-control organisation features links to a variety of information.
The site provides latest cancer research reports, comprehensive information on different types of cancer, treatment and side effects, as well as education information on raising cancer awareness and ways to lower cancer risk.
The mission of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer is to develop, conduct, coordinate, and stimulate translational and clinical research in Europe to improve the management of cancer and related problems by increasing survival and patient quality of life.
A comprehensive US site that provides up-to-date information, resources and publications.
MacMillan cancer support has detailed cancer information, practical advice from health experts and personal cancer experiences. Support services are also available for those based in the UK.
The World Health Organisation’s cancer information provides updates on global research initiatives and discoveries, world cancer statistics and cancer profiling by country.
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