Lung cancer ranks second among the top ten most common cancers in Hong Kong and is the leading cause of cancer death in women and men. According to the latest statistics published by Hong Kong Cancer Registry, there are 5,000 new cases of lung cancer yearly with over 3,000 deaths. In the early stages, symptoms for lung cancer are rather obscure, many would dismiss their symptoms as being flu-like causing almost half of the patients to be diagnosed during the advanced stages, with a smaller chance for a full recovery. To make matters worse, around 20% of all lung cancer patients would find their cancer cells having spread to the brain.
Fortunately, over the past 20 years, with the rapid development, radiotherapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy, lung cancer treatment has become more diversified raising the chances of full recovery for lung cancer patients. On this page, you will find the latest information about lung cancer treatments and an overview of services follows below. This includes: an FAQ section covering patients queries regarding diagnosis to treatment, types of treatment, cancer stages, the symptoms and the survival rates.