While the number of new cancer cases in Hong Kong is expected to increase by 40 percent in the next decade, there may be more women than men with killer disease.
The projection was recorded as the latest statistics from the Hong Kong Cancer Register. In 2016, the record was recorded 31,468 new cases, more than 1,150 compared to the previous year.
The record manager. According to Wong Kam-hung, the number of those confirmed by the leading cause of death in Hong Kong was expected to increase.
By 2030, the number of new cases increased by 30 to 40 percent compared to 2016's latest figures.
Among the types of diseases expected to see the largest increase, colorectal, breast and lung cancers take place and each estimate increases by approximately 40 percent.
Wong, a clinical oncologist, said the projection was based on changes in the population structure and trends in new cases recorded in previous years.
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Ti Our population will begin to age significantly, ve says Wong, adding that age has contributed to some types of disease, such as breast and lung cancers.
A diet that was heavy in meat, fat, sugar and processed foods was also associated with developing cancers such as breast and colorectal.
Wong said the general population of Hong Kong grew by about 0.7 percent per year, while the figure was around 3 percent for people aged 65 and over.
In the past decade, more women with men than men diagnosed with cancer, new statistics for 16.035 men and 15.433 women in 2016 have been recently described.
However, given the downward trend in the number of men diagnosed with cancer between 2007 and 2016, the situation was likely to reverse this year or later, but the opposite was true for women.
Wong said that more women in general suffer from the disease because of an older population. Many types of cancers, such as breast cancer and cervical cancer in women, have mostly occurred between 45 and 64 years of age.
"As more young women get older, the numbers of these cancers will increase," Wong said.
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When the American Cancer Society updated a manual in May of this year, Wong said that such screening should begin at the age of 45, saying there is no need to screen the young group, because more than 90 percent of colorectal cancer cases in Hong Kong occur at the age of 50. or older.
The Government also commissioned Hong Kong University to carry out a study of breast cancer risk factors for local women, to consider the type of screening for those with different risk levels, and whether or not to initiate universal screening.
Tim Pang Hung-cheong, a non-governmental organization's advocate for community rights, said a growing number of cancer patients would be an additional burden on the public health system in terms of timely provision.
Abilir Diagnosis and treatment time may increase, P said Pang. Etkilen People from the grass roots will be most affected. “
In order to determine better strategies against cancer, he suggested that the government should adopt different approaches to accelerate studies on cancer prevention and detection, better coordinate the diversity of treatment expertise, and provide more resources for patient counseling.
Clement Chan Wai-kit, head of the Cancer Patient Alliance, said the government should take measures to accelerate cancer diagnosis in public clinics, and also make extra efforts to provide subsidized medicines to patients.
Chan said pharmaceutical companies could be directed to provide services in the first order to be subsidized, according to the latest treatments for a state-sponsored security net.
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