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 5,565 in 2021. On average, about 15 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 13. Over 94% of breast cancer patients are over 40 years of age. The older, the higher the risk.
  • Young people are not immune from the disease. The youngest case reported was below 25 years old.