Local Statistics

  • Breast cancer has become the most common cancer affecting women in Hong Kong since 1993
  • Female breast cancer cases diagnosed in Hong Kong has increased by 3.5 times from 1,152 in 1993 to 4,108 in 2016. On average, about 11 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every day.
  • The median age of breast cancer patients was 56 in Hong Kong, compared with the age of 62 in the US, 60 in Australia.
  • Lifetime breast cancer risk for females is 1 in every 15. In 2016, 54% 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 20 years old.

Self Photos / Files - 2018.11.01 - [BCRC] Breast Cancer in Hong Kong (EN) (Crude Inccidence Rate)

 

Hong Kong Cancer Registry figures published in 2018

 

 

 

Self Photos / Files - 2018.11.01 - [BCRC] Breast Cancer in Hong Kong (EN) (Top 10 Female Cancers in Hong Kong 2016)

 

Hong Kong Cancer Registry figures published in 2018