Main Types of Cancer

Almost everyone is affected by cancer, either directly or indirectly, and there is every chance that it has touched your life in some way already. The cancers listed here are the most common, and the ones we are most likely to encounter. It pays to know them well.

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    Lung Cancer

    Lung cancer affects the cells of your lung and usually starts in the lining of an airway. There are two main types of lung cancer and they treated differently…LEARN MORE

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    Colorectal Cancer

    Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in Hong Kong. It usually occurs in people over the age of 50 and in the majority of cases is found in the large bowel… LEARN MORE

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    Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in the breast tissues. Damage to the DNA of these cells results in uncontrolled cell division and growth, and eventually, sufficient cells accumulate to form a lump…LEARN MORE

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    Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer, which generally affects men over the age of 50, is the third most common cancer and the fourth most common cause of cancer-related deaths among men in Hong Kong…LEARN MORE

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    Liver Cancer

    Malignant tumours of the liver have two very different types: Primary cancer and Secondary cancer…LEARN MORE

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    Stomach Cancer

    Stomach cancer is the overgrowth of abnormal cells in any part of the stomach. There are different types of cancer, however, the most common is adenocarcinoma, which accounts for 95% of all stomach cancers…LEARN MORE

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    Corpus Uteri Cancer

    At the moment, the exact cause of corpus uteri cancer is not known. We do know the following factors can increase your risk of developing the condition…LEARN MORE

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    Thyroid cancer

    Most thyroid cancers are slow-growing, and the early signs and symptoms may go unnoticed. A common sign is a painless lump growing in the  front of the neck, just below the larynx.

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    Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer

    Non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas are cancers of the lymphatic system. There are two main types of lymphoma: non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas and Hodgkin’s disease…LEARN MORE

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    Pancreatic Cancer

      For more details about pancreatic cancer, please refer to pancreatic cancer booklet (Chinese version).

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