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Leading Causes of Cancer Deaths

Cancer was the number one killer in Hong Kong, accounting for 30.2% of all registered deaths in 2014. The top five causes of cancer deaths were lung cancer, colorectal cancer, liver cancer, stomach cancer and breast cancer. The five commonest causes of cancer death by sex in 2014 are shown in the table below.

Five Commonest Causes of Cancer Deaths by Sex in 2014
Ranking Male Female
1 Malignant neoplasm of trachea, bronchus and lung (Lung cancer) Malignant neoplasm of trachea, bronchus and lung (Lung cancer)
2 Malignant neoplasm of liver and intrahepatic bile ducts (Liver cancer) Malignant neoplasm of colon, rectum and anus (Colorectal cancer)
3 Malignant neoplasm of colon, rectum and anus (Colorectal cancer) Malignant neoplasm of breast (Breast cancer)
4 Malignant neoplasm of prostate (Prostate cancer) Malignant neoplasm of liver and intrahepatic bile ducts (Liver cancer)
5 Malignant neoplasm of stomach (Stomach cancer) Malignant neoplasm of stomach (Stomach cancer)