Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme

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Colorectal Cancer Screening
Programme Background

The Government-subsidised Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme (previously known as "Colorectal Cancer Screening Pilot Programme") has been regularised and will be extended to asymptomatic Hong Kong residents aged between 50 and 75 in phases.

Participants will first take a Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) that can detect small amounts of blood in stool, even if they are invisible to the naked eye. If there is blood, colonoscopy will be arranged to remove polyps, if any, to prevent them from developing into cancer.