Colon Cancer Information

Disease Information

Disease Information

Gastroenterology and Hepatology treat a variety of digestive diseases, covering organs including throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, gallbladder, liver, colon and rectum. Functions like nutrient absorption and excretion may be affected when suffering from digestive diseases.

Colorectal cancer

What is colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in Hong Kong. It includes cancers in colon, rectum, etc., which are generally evolved from benign polyp.

Risk factors

Colorectal cancer is associated with poor lifestyle, such as obesity, excessive consumption of red meat and processed food, inadequate intake of fibers, but risk may also be increased with family history and for those who developed colorectal polyp previously.

Diagnosis and treatment

Colonoscopy could be used for either diagnostic and therapeutic purpose and remove polyp, if any, on the spot.