Colorectal Cancer

Blood donors told they have rare bug

Regular donor Mr Chiu (left) was 'very shocked' when Red Cross doctor Lee Cheuk-kwong gave him the news. Photo: Felix Wong

Nine blood donors have received unwelcome news after giving blood to the Red Cross: they carry a rare bug that puts them at risk of colorectal cancer.

Thursday, 9 May, 2013, 5:45am 2 comments

HKU medical students in street crusade

HKU students draw attention to colorectal screening in Causeway Bay. Photo: SCMP

Aspiring doctors from the University of Hong Kong's (HKU) faculty of medicine have put a street-smart spin on health awareness campaigns to reach the average, busy Hongkonger.

15 Apr 2013 - 9:41am

Targeted therapies for colorectal cancer

Targeted therapies for colorectal cancer

With new cases of colorectal cancer more than doubling over the past decade, oncologists warn that it will soon become the top cancer killer in Hong Kong.

15 Apr 2013 - 10:23am 1 comment

Spotlight on a silent killer

It was just before Christmas last year when Patricia Chan had what she thought was the flu and took to bed for four days. Chan was relieved when she felt better and returned to work: she was too busy to be ill.

Then she got a stomach ache.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Plucky senior more than a match for disease

Three years ago, Wong Mei-fung beat stage-two breast cancer with chemotherapy and surgery.

Wong (whose real name has been changed for reasons of patient confidentiality), then 72, had never married, but had built a network of close friends and relatives who supported her throughout her ordeal. Through it all, she was positive and upbeat.

10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Fight bowel cancer with screening test

Medical experts at Chinese University yesterday urged the government to launch a bowel cancer screening programme after a research project found pre-cancerous bowel tumours in almost 30 per cent of apparently healthy middle-aged Hongkongers.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Alert over colorectal cancer for under-50s

Relatives of colorectal cancer patients are being urged to have regular checks for the condition from 40 years old at the latest, after a screening programme found they were particularly at risk from the disease.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Colorectal cancer screening in our public hospitals could save lives

A retired Korean-American surgeon expressed amazement to me that in 'such a famous financial city' colorectal screening was not available.

3 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Colon cancer risks being ignored, says doctor

Despite a better understanding that poor eating habits can lead to colon cancer, Hongkongers still think with their stomachs, doctors say.

Seventy per cent, 83 per cent and 66 per cent of respondents to a survey by the government lifestyle website, ESD Life, respectively ate an incorrect proportion of meat, grains, and vegetables.

1 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Facts about colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is cancer of the large bowel, i.e. colon and rectum.

New cases of colorectal cancer are increasing.

It is the second most common form of cancer for both men and women in Hong Kong.

Symptoms include blood in or on the stools, bright red or dark in colour.

Another sign is a change in

15 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Disease linked to western diet 'biggest cancer killer in 5 years'

Colorectal cancer will be the No1 cause of cancer deaths in Hong Kong within five years as dietary habits become increasingly westernised, academics at Chinese University warned yesterday.

18 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Awareness of colon cancer poor, study shows

Hongkongers are not very aware of medical tests they should be having to screen out the second most common form of cancer in the city, according to a study.

Of 1,004 people aged between 30 and 65 interviewed by Chinese University, only 10 per cent, or 99 of them, had tests for colorectal cancer. About 68 per cent knew little about risk factors that could cause the disease.

24 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

'Lucky Kev' beats cancer threat for the sixth time

What Kevin Sinclair cannot tell you about Hong Kong probably isn't worth knowing. And after a 30-year battle with cancer, which has stretched from his throat to his skin, and then to his liver and colon, there is probably not much the veteran journalist does not know about defeating humankind's most feared disease.

25 Dec 2006 - 12:00am


Fat chance at health care

7 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Doctors join forces in cancer campaign

Specialists from five fields will work together at centre for digestive diseases

Chinese University's centre for digestive diseases will officially open in two months, staffed with doctors and scientists from a variety of disciplines ready to cope with some of Hong Kong's most common health problems.

20 Mar 2006 - 12:00am