Cancer is the number one cause of death in Hong Kong, and there is a growing need for specialised doctors (oncologists). Healthy Matters brings you a practical and expert guide to finding oncologists in Hong Kong, including costs and insurance cover.
Methodology: This guide does not aim to be exhaustive. It is informative only and based on our independent research. No practitioner or clinic paid any fees or rendered any services in exchange of inclusion in this article.
What is an Oncologist?
An oncologist is a doctor who treats and gives medical care to patients with cancer. Oncologists conduct necessary exams, tests, and diagnosis, inform patients about the different types of cancers, treatments and their implications, treat patients and help them manage side effects.
Types of Oncologists
There are generally four major types of oncologists in Hong Kong:
- Clinical oncologist: the most common type of oncologist in Hong Kong. Clinical oncologists use a balance of radiotherapy and chemotherapy to treat patients without surgery.
- Medical oncologist: mainly uses non-radiological treatments for cancer, such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy.
- Gynecologic Oncologist: treats gynecologic cancer such as uterine, ovarian and cervical cancer.
- Haematologist-Oncologist: diagnoses and treats blood cancer such as leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma.
Other health professionals working with Oncologists
A cancer care team usually consists of the following people:
- Pathologist: reads and examine laboratory tests.
- Diagnostic radiologist: doctor who specialises in diagnosing and treating cancer using medical imaging techniques such as MRI.
- Oncology nurse: nurses that care for people who are diagnosed with cancer.
- Oncology social worker: social worker focusing on helping patients manage the stress that comes with cancer.
What to know about Oncologists in Hong Kong
There are more than 200 registered oncologists in Hong Kong, working both in the private and public sectors. Here is the official list of registered oncologists in Hong Kong according to their specialities from the Medical Council here.
- Gynaecological Oncology (3)
- Medical Oncology (40)
- Clinical Oncology (146)
- Haematology & Haematological Oncology (57)
According to the Hospital Authority, it takes 9 years to be fully registered as a clinical oncologist. The training is separated into 3 parts, basic specialist training of 4 years, 3 years of full-time training in an accredited oncology training centre, and another 2 years of higher specialist training.
How much does it cost to see an Oncologist in Hong Kong?
PRIVATE SECTOR – Private Market Rates
In Hong Kong and as is the case with other doctors, the cost of a consultation with an oncologist varies greatly, depending on the location and facilities needed. Our research shows that consultations in the private sector range from $800 to $2,500 for the initial consultation.
PUBLIC SECTOR – HA fees and charges
For eligible HKID-holders, a day procedure and treatment cost $96 per attendance
For non-eligible people, the price of a day procedure and treatment at a public oncologist clinic is $895 per attendance.
Beware of waiting times which can be very long in the public sector.
Please enquire at your clinic of choice for the specific costs.
* All amounts are in HKD and were last updated on June 24, 2019. No responsibility is accepted for any inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. It is always best to call ahead to make sure the information is still up-to-date.
List of Oncologists in Hong Kong
To make it easier for you, here is a list of Hong Kong oncology clinics and oncologists:
Oncologist in the Public Sector:
Here is the list of public centers providing Oncologist services throughout Hong Kong.
Oncologists in the Private Sector:
Oncologists on Hong Kong Island:
Dr. Herman LIU (Haematology and Haematological Oncology) – Premier Medical Center
Address: 718, Central Building, 1-3 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3651 1708
Dr. Ada MA (Medical Oncology)
Address: 1202, Central Building, 1-3 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2525 6119
Address: 40 Stubbs Road, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3651 8888
Address: 1 Nam Fung Path, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3153 9000
Hong Kong Integrated Diagnostic Imaging Centre
Address: 3/F, Champion Tower, 3 Garden Road, Central
Phone: +852 3700 6800
Hong Kong Integrated Oncology Centre
Address: 4/F, Champion Tower, 3 Garden Road, Central
Phone: +852 3700 6888
Dr. Ka Leung CHENG, Danny
Address: Room 1311, Central Building, 1-3 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2157 1111
Dr. Kar Fai TAM (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)
Address: Obstetrics & Gynaecology Centre, 5/F, Li Shu Pui Block, Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, 2 Village Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2835 7878
OncWell Integrated Cancer Centre
Room 1601, Hang Lung Centre, Paterson St., Causeway Bay
Tel: +852 3758 2050
Oncare Hong Kong
Address: Suites 504-505, 5/F Admiralty Centre Tower 1, 18 Harcourt Rd, Admiralty
Phone: +852 3588 2400
Dr. Tong Yow NG (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)
Address: Unit 208, 2/F, China Insurance Group Building, 141 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2442 1288
Dr Wing Yan AU, Thomas (Haemotologist)
Address: Room 1108, Crawford House, 70 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2801 5628
Dr.Yik Ming CHAN, Joe (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)
Address: Unit 1502, 15/F, Central Building, 1-3 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2523 3328
Oncologists in Kowloon:
Address: 222, Argyle Street, Kowloon
Phone: +852 2711 5222
Hong Kong Baptist Hospital
Address: 222, Waterloo Road, Kowloon
Phone: +852 2339 8888
Hong Kong Integrated Oncology Centre
Address: Unit No. 1908-09, 19/F, Mira Place Tower A, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Phone: +852 3700 6818
Hong Kong United Oncology Center
Address: Room 1105, 238 Nathan Road, Kowloon
Phone: +852 2386 8002
Sacred Heart Oncologists Cancer Center
Address：Room 510-511, 5/F, Hang Shing Bldg., 363 Nathan Road, Kowloon
Phone: +852 2332 1806
Dr. Patricia POON (Clinical Oncologist)
Address: Room 1303-05, 13/F, 26 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Dr. Shing Shun SIU, Nelson (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)
Address: Suite1701-1703, 26 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Oncologists in New Territories:
Address: 199 Tsuen King Circuit, Tsuen Wan, N.T.
Phone: +852 2275 6688
Does insurance cover consultations and treatments with Oncologists in Hong Kong?
According to AD MediLink, oncologists consultations are reimbursed under doctor specialist fees. Generally, high-end medical plans will reimburse oncologist consultation and surgical fees in full without any sub-limit whereas local plans usually have surgical and doctor specialist limits. If you have any health insurance questions, contact an expert at AD MediLink at [email protected].