Lung cancer is one of the top three most common cancers in Hong Kong with a very high death rate. Early lung cancer has no obvious symptoms so many cases are diagnosed at advanced stages. Treatments become more difficult when the cancer has metastasized.
The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system located in front of the rectum with the urethra running through it. Prostate cancer occurs when malignant cells proliferate within the gland.
According to the statistical figures published by the Hong Kong Cancer Registry of the Hospital Authority in 2013, pancreatic cancer is the sixth-leading cause of death from cancer.
The pancreas lies deep within the abdominal cavity. Symptoms of pancreatic cancer are nearly unnoticeable during the early stages of the disease, making it difficult to detect during general physical examinations. Most cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage.
According to the 2013 statistical report from the Hong Kong Cancer Registry of the Hospital Authority, nasopharyngeal cancer/carcinoma (NPC) is one of the ten most common cancers in Hong Kong. The incidence rate is three times higher for men than women. Studies have shown that 99% of nasopharyngeal tumours (carcinomas) contain the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which also causes glandular fever.
Liver cancer is a common fatal disease. According to the statistical figures published by the Hong Kong Cancer Registry in 2013, liver cancer is the third-leading cause of death from cancer in Hong Kong, after lung cancer and colorectal cancer.
Head and neck cancers generally refer to cancers that start in the head and neck area, excluding brain cancer and thyroid cancer but including the lips, tongue, oral cavity, salivary glands (parotid glands), tonsils, throat/ larynx, nasopharynx, nasal cavity, and the paranasal sinuses.