About Lung Cancer

About Lung Cancer

Understand the basics of lung cancer, diagnosis and different treatment options

About Lung Cancer Video

- Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers and leading cause of cancer death globally and in Hong Kong.1,2


- In 2015, about 2 million new cases were diagnosed worldwide,15 over 787,000 cases in China,16 more than 13,000 cases in Taiwan,17 and over 4,900 cases in Hong Kong.3


- Currently, lung cancer causes around 1.8 million deaths each year worldwide.1 In Hong Kong, it accounts for 26.6% of all cancer deaths, with 3,780 deaths in 2016.3


Click the video below to learn more about the burden of lung cancer. 







1. WHO. Cancer. Available at: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/cancer. Accessed: 18 Apr 2019.

2. HKHA. Overview of Hong Kong Cancer Statistics of 2016. Available at: http://www3.ha.org.hk/cancereg/pdf/overview/Summary%20of%20CanStat%202016.pdf. Accessed: 18 Apr 2019.

3. HKCR. Leading Cancer Sites in Hong Kong in 2016. Available at: http://www3.ha.org.hk/cancereg/pdf/top10/rank_2016.pdf. Accessed: 18 Apr 2019.

15. Global Burden of Disease Cancer Collaboration. JAMA Oncol 2017;3(4):524-548.

16. CNCC 2019 National Cancer Report. Available at: https://www.yigoonet.com/article/22555313.html. Accessed: 18 Apr 2019.

17. THPA. Taiwan 2016 Cancer Registration Report. Available at: http://www.hpa.gov.tw/Pages/ashx/File.ashx?FilePath=~/File/Attach/10232/File_11658.pdf. Accessed: 18 Apr 2019.