Local Statistics

  • Breast cancer has become the most common cancer affecting women in Hong Kong since 1994
  • Female breast cancer cases diagnosed in Hong Kong have tripled from 1,152 in 1993 to 4,956 in 2020. On average, about 13 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every day.
  • The median age of breast cancer patients was 58 in Hong Kong, compared with the age of 62 in the United States, 60 in Australia.
  • Lifetime breast cancer risk for females is 1 in every 14. In 2020, 49% of the women diagnosed with breast cancer were aged 40-59. The older the age, the greater the risk.
  • Young people are not immune from the disease. The youngest case reported was below 25 years old.