In the past 20 years, the number of breast cancer cases in HK has nearly triple. That is, 1 in 12 women suffers from breast cancer. A cancer specialist previously recommended HK to conduct breast cancer screening, which is estimated to reduct the mortality rate by 20% to 38%.
National Breast Cancer Screening refers to a systematic method to provide breast cancer screening to a whole group of specific population without symptoms (for example: a certain age group). So far, it is still unclear whether the breast cancer screening will benefit asymptomatic women. Therefore, you should consult your doctor before decided to undergo breast cancer screening to understand the benefits and potential risks of screening.
However, breast cancer screening is helpful fro women with a higher risk of breast cancer.
*Women at high risk are recommended to seek advice from doctors and have mammography screening every year -