Cervical Screening Programme
Department of Health
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

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  1. Cervical cancer is one of the few cancers that can be prevented by screening.
  2. Cervical cancer screening is proven to reduce cervical cancer incidence and mortality.
  3. Early detection followed by appropriate treatment can achieve a very high cure rate and survival rate.
  4. Countries with well-organised cervical screening programme (e.g. Finland) have demonstrated the reduction in incidence and mortality rates of cervical cancer.

Comparison of age-standardised incidence and mortality rates of cervical cancer in Hong Kong and other countries, 2012

[Age-standardised Incidence Rates,Age-standardised Mortality Rates ]


  1. For comparison purpose, the age-standardised rates for Hong Kong are calculated using the same age-standardisation method adopted by GLOBOCAN 2012, in which the age-standardised rates are calculated based on the World Standard population modified by Doll et al. (1966) from that proposed by Segi (1960), and are calculated using 10 age-groups.
  2. Source: GLOBOCAN 2012, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), WHO.
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