Breast Cancer


Breast cancer in Hong Kong

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 19 May, 2013, 1:05pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 12 September, 2013, 11:06am
Breast cancer in Hong Kong

Angelina Jolie recently revealed that due to her defective gene BRCA1, she has undergone a preventive double mastectomy to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer from 87 per cent to 5 per cent. In Hong Kong, breast cancer is the most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer deaths among women. Here we look at some facts, figures and fixes on breast cancer and its effect on the female population.