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 has increased by 4 times from 1,152 in 1993 to 4,618 in 2018. On average, about 12 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every day.
  • The median age of breast cancer patients was 57 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 2018, 51% 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.

 

Self Photos / Files - 02. Number of Cancer Cases Diagnosed in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Cancer Registry figures published in 2020

 

Self Photos / Files - 03. Top 10 Female Cancers in Hong Kong (2018)

Hong Kong Cancer Registry figures published in 2020