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Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer

30 July 2018

Introduction

Cervical cancer has been the seventh commonest cancer among females in Hong Kong and accounted for 3.3% of all new cancer cases in females in 2015.

Incidence

In 2015, 500 new cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed and the crude incidence rate was 12.7 per 100000 female population. The age-standardised incidence rate was 8.4 per 100000 standard population.

Number of new cases and crude incidence rate of cervical cancer, 1983-2000 (View)

Number of new cases and crude incidence rate of cervical cancer, 2001-2015 (View)

Mortality

Cervical cancer is the ninth leading cause of female cancer deaths in Hong Kong. In 2016, a total of 151 women died from this cancer, accounting for 2.6% of female cancer deaths. The crude death rate of cervical cancer was 3.8 per 100000 female population. The age-standardised death rate of cervical cancer was 2.2 per 100000 standard population. 

Number of registered deaths and crude death rate of cervical cancer, 1981-2000 (View)

Number of registered deaths and crude death rate of cervical cancer, 2001-2016 (View)

Trends of incidence and mortality

The age-standardised incidence rate of cervical cancer had a downward trend between 1983 and 2015. Also, the age-standardised death rate had a downward trend between 1981 and 2016.

Age-standardised incidence and death rates* of cervical cancer, 1981-2016

Age-standardised incidence and death rates of cervical cancer, 1981-2016

Notes:

*

Age-standardised rates are compiled based on the world standard population specified in GPE Discussion Paper Series: No.31, EIP/GPE/EBD, World Health Organization, 2001.

 

 

Data in the above charts from 1996 onwards are compiled based on the population estimates under the "resident population" approach instead of the "extended de facto" approach. Also, the 2016 Population By-census conducted from June to August 2016 provides a benchmark for revising the population figures compiled since the 2011 Population Census. Population-related figures from 2012 to 2015 have been revised accordingly.

 

 

Classification of diseases and causes of death is based on the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) 10th Revision from 2001 onwards. Figures from 2001 onwards may not be comparable with figures for previous years which were compiled based on the ICD 9th Revision.

Sources:

 

Census and Statistics Department
Department of Health
Hong Kong Cancer Registry, Hospital Authority


Cervical cancer corresponds to codes 180 in ICD-9 and C53 in ICD-10.


Related information

Information for Health Professionals – Recommendations on Prevention and Screening for Cervical Cancer

Cancer Prevention Series 2 – Cervical Cancer Prevention and Screening

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For more information about cervical cancer prevention and screening, please visit the booklet and website of the Cervical Screening Programme of Department of Health at www.cervicalscreening.gov.hk.

The booklet of the Cervical Screening Programme    The website of the Cervical Screening Programme I'm Joy. Stay healthy and happy, you should have regular cervical cancer screening!


You can also call our 24-hour Health Education Hotline of the Department of Health 2833 0111 for more health information. Please click here to view the full list of health topics.