Every October, The Hong Kong Cancer Fund joins hands with charities around the world to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month by highlighting the importance of breast awareness, education, and care services. This year, the organization aims to raise HK$3 million through the Pink Revolution campaign to provide free professional services for women affected by the disease.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among the Hong Kong female population, and over the past decade, the new case numbers have increased from 3,025 in 2010 to 4,793 in 2019. The Hong Kong Cancer Fund reminds women to remain vigilant to any abnormalities in their breasts and to consult the doctor immediately should they find any.
According to the “First Stage-Specific Survival of Breast Cancer” report conducted by the Hong Kong Cancer Registry, the five-year survival rate of stage one-to-four survivors are 99.3%, 94.6%, 76.2% and 29.8% respectively. Therefore, women are advised to conduct regular health screening to ensure early detection of breast cancer for a higher rate of recovery.
Find out more about the Pink Revolution 2022 campaign here.