Hong Kong saw a record number of cancer cases in 2019, new statistics show. Photo: Sam Tsang
Hong Kong saw a record number of cancer cases in 2019, new statistics show. Photo: Sam Tsang

Lung cancer overtakes colorectal cancer as most common form in Hong Kong

  • The reasons will require more study, one expert says, but genetic mutations seen in the cancer cells of nearly half of patients may play a part
  • Hong Kong saw a record 35,082 new cancer cases in 2019, data shows, and the disease was the city’s No 1 killer

Hong Kong saw a record number of cancer cases in 2019, new statistics show. Photo: Sam Tsang
Hong Kong saw a record number of cancer cases in 2019, new statistics show. Photo: Sam Tsang
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