In Hong Kong, there are 600 new cases of renal cancer every year. Although the incidence of renal cancer is not as high as cancers of the intestines or lungs, its prevalence has risen as high as 50% annually. If the cancer is diagnosed as
In mainland China, 70% of lung cancer cases were diagnosed in the final stage of the disease. The 5-year survival rate of these patients remains at less than 5%. Similarly, in Hong Kong, 80% of lung cancer cases were diagnosed in the later stages, making
Colon cancer is the commonest cancer in Hong Kong. Once colon cancer is confirmed, most patients press for surgery to remove the tumor. In the case that the tumor is found very close to the anus, surgical treatment will involve both anus removal as well
While nosebleeds are more common in winter months, they can stem from a more serious problem – nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC). Other typical symptoms of NPC include persistent nosebleeds and lump(s) in the nose and lymph nodes in the neck. NPC is also known as the
Ronnie Poon Tung-ping came to our lunch appointment after a busy morning. A packed schedule is routine for doctors. Poon was unperturbed, and told me it was still possible to find time to enjoy a good lunch. He then ordered roast beef and red wine.
The incidence of cancer in Hong Kong has continued to rise by 2 to 3 percent a year, with the number of new diagnosed cases reaching a new high of 29,618 in 2014. The top five types of cancer in descending order involve the large
Citibank Tower (second from left) houses the Hong Kong Integrated Oncology Center. Photo: Bloomberg A cancer-care center has opened at Citibank Tower, a 50-floor skyscraper in Hong Kong’s Central business district. Equipped with biopsy facilities, body scanners, and quiet “VIP” chemotherapy rooms, it is the
In-town clinics and treatment centres underpin call for commercial and industrial properties Private hospitals have emerged as a new source of tenants in commercial and industrial properties in Hong Kong as they expand their services by setting up “off-hospital” clinics and treatment centres, property consultants