Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme | 大腸癌篩查計劃
Get Screened. Prevent Colorectal Cancer.
Our clinic doctors are providing screening services as part of the Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme. The Hong Kong government subsidises asymptomatic Hong Kong residents aged between 50 and 75 to receive screening service in the private sector.
In Hong Kong, colorectal cancer is the most common cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. Most cases of colorectal cancer (also known as colon cancer, bowel cancer, or rectal cancer) begin as a small polyp. Polyps are usually benign, but some may gradually develop into cancer. Signs and symptoms may include blood in the stool, change in bowel movements, weight loss, and fatigue.
Screening Programme Process
Interested individuals can first make an appointment with an enrolled Primary Care Doctor in the programme. Our family medicine specialist Dr. Johnny Lam can provide the initial assessment for the first stage of the screening. Qualified participants for the programme can then take a Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) to detect small amounts of blood in stool.
If there is a positive result with the FOBT, our general surgery specialist Dr. Kenneth Chok would perform a colonoscopy to remove polyps, if any, to prevent them from developing into cancer.
Our doctors are enrolled as a Primary Care Doctor and Colonoscopy Specialist to provide a service for the Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme. Please visit the programme’s FAQ site to learn more information.
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