High-Risk Breast Surveillance Programme

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Breast cancer ranked the 3rd highest death rate among all other cancers in female in 2016. Among all breast cancer patients, hereditary cancer constitutes 10-15%. Early detection and appropriate treatment can significantly improve breast cancer survival. Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry (called as The Registry) is now offering a free comprehensive High-Risk Breast Surveillance Programme. This is a first of its kind sponsored programme to include 3D mammogram, breast ultrasound and MRI breast scan. Priority will be given to those low and middle income groups. We guarantee genetic mutation carriers’ access to screening for early cancer detection.

What Will You Receive?
Eligible patients will receive free screening services including

  • 3D mammogram
  • Breast ultrasound
  • MRI breast scan

Who Are Eligible?
Applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  1. A Hong Kong Permanent Resident
  2. With a monthly household income of less than HK$70,000
  3. Genetic mutation carriers confirmed by The Registry
  4. Register as a member of The Registry

How to Apply?
Step 1: Referred by a doctor at The Registry designated high-risk clinics
Step 2: Submit necessary documents including the programme application form, consent form and “Companion of THE REGISTRY” registration form (please refer to the details in the following section)
Step 3: Upon successful application, patients will be notified of arrangement

What Documents to Submit?

  • A referral letter signed by a doctor under The Registry designated high-risk clinics
  • The programme’s application form (to be signed by a doctor from The Registry designated high-risk clinics)
  • Original copies of income proof documents including
        -All bank account(s) record for the past 12 months
        -Proof of all property and asset(s) owned
        -Employer's return of remuneration and pensions I.R. 56B or salaries tax demand notes
        -Utility receipts for the past 3 months - rent, housing, management fee, gas, electricity, water, telephone, etc. as the address proof
        -Monthly salary statement from current employer
  • Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card
  • “Companion of THE REGISTRY” registration form