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Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme


Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme

According to the data from the Department of Health website, Colorectal cancer is one of the commonest cancers in Hong Kong. In 2020, there were 5,087 newly registered cases, more than 90% of which occurred in patients 50 years of age or older. Of all fatal cancers in Hong Kong, colorectal cancer is ranked second. In 2021, a total number of 2,298 people died of the cancer.

CUHK Medical Centre is now providing the Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme. The Government fully subsidises asymptomatic Hong Kong residents aged between 50 and 75, no co-payment fee is needed. Participants will first take a Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) that can detect small amounts of blood in stool, even if they are invisible to the naked eye. If there is blood, colonoscopy will be arranged to remove polyps, if any, to prevent them from developing into cancer.

For more information on the Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme, you may refer to the below website:


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