By: Chen Wei-ting and Y.F. Low
Taipei, May 4 (CNA) One person was diagnosed with cancer in Taiwan every 5
minutes and 6 seconds in 2014, 12 seconds faster than in the previous year, according to the latest available statistics released by the Health Promotion Administration (HPA) Thursday.
In 2014, Taiwan saw 103,147 new cancer patients, an increase of 4,004 from the previous year, the administration said.
For the ninth consecutive year, colon cancer was the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the country, followed by lung, breast, liver and oral cancer, in that order, the HPA said. [FULL STORY]