AI early diagnosis could save heart and cancer patients

Bui Thu Thuy, 33, panted heavily, trying to catch her breath. Her hands and feet were frozen stiff and she felt her brain was melting. It was very difficult to keep moving, but she kept pushing herself, struggling to ignore the wet, muddy path under her boots and the sticky, moist air that surrounded her. Her backpack felt heavier than ever.Then she saw the summit. With newfound strength, she quickened her pace. In a few minutes, she'd made it to the top of Fansipang Mountain, on a foggy, rainy, freezing mid-December day. The mercury had dipped to six degrees below…... [read more]

Cancer patients and their family members at the hostel built by the National Cancer Hospital in Hanoi. For now, accommodation is free (Photo: VNA)  Hanoi (VNA/VNS) - Life had becomedifficult for Ho Nguyen Hoang of Nghe An Province ever since he was diagnosedwith esophageal cancer and began treatment at the National Cancer Hospital inHanoi.And as if fighting cancer wasn’t enough, he and his wife struggled to findsomewhere to rest while he was not in the treatment room (for chemotherapy,radiation, etc.).“We tramped around the hospital’s corridors or sat on the stairs whenever wecame here for treatment, like many other patients,” Hoang said.The…... [read more]

Bach Mai General Hospital is the first hospital successfully treating two prostate cancer patients by using the radioactive seed implant technique. The patients suffering prostate cancer were discharged from the hospital on May 14 in healthy condition.Nguyen Dinh L, 80, and Tran Tu H, 63, from Hanoi, are the first elderly patients treated successfully by the technique.The success offers more hope for prostate cancer patients in the country as well as reduce treatment time and cost for patients.Both patients said that that they were healthier than before.Hospital Deputy Director Mai Trong Khoa said at a press conference that radioactive seed…... [read more]

Van Tin O Ngay Mai (Still Believe in Tomorrow), a new book by Le Minh Nguyet has become popular with readers recently. The book, written by a leukaemia patient, tells the story of a student who discovers she has cancer, mirroring the life of the author.The autobiographical tale about a girl named Nguyet, also the name of the author, tells of a university student struggling with cancer and coming to terms with her impending death, against the backdrop of an ordinary student’s life filled with hopes and dreams.The simple heartfelt style has struck a chord with readers, sympathetic to the…... [read more]

Binh Dan Hospital in HCM City has successfully performed the country’s first robotic surgery on a liver cancer patient. (Photo: Binh Dan Hospital)​HCM City (VNA) - Doctors at Binh Dan Hospital in Ho Chi Minh Cityhave performed the country’s first robotic surgery on a liver cancer patient.Doctors removed the left lobe ofthe liver, which contained a six-centimetre tumour, of a 59-year-old patientfrom the Mekong Delta province of Long An in late July, according to a hospitalpress release sent to the media on August 9.Robotic surgery is a type ofminimally invasive surgery that uses smaller incisions than normal surgicalmethods. The method helps…... [read more]

Vietnam diagnoses around 12,000 new breast cancer patients annually, according to the Ministry of Health. Vietnam has 12,000 new breast cancer patients every year  This was announced at a seminar in Danang, on January 3, to launch the project on breast cancer research and prevention. The project will be centred in Hanoi, HCM City, Hue, Danang and Can Tho. Dr. Tran Van Tuan, Deputy Director of K Hospital in Hanoi, said that up to 70% of breast cancer patients come in for medical check-ups too late for quick diagnosis and treatment. The rate is about 40% in developed countries. In…... [read more]

Do Nhat Nam is just seven years old but he has done not just one thing most adults haven’t, but two: he has written a book and encouraged his classmates to buy it, and donated part of the money from its sales to cancer patients. Nam is a good student at Le Quy Don primary school in Ha Noi, where he lives with his family in an apartment in Cau Giay District. His 25-page book, Lop Mot Oi Lop Mot (My Dear First Grade), is about his class, teachers, and friends. Sales of the book in his class alone fetched…... [read more]

HCM City-based FV Hospital is offering check-ups and treatment to nearly 900 cancer patients who hold national health insurance cards (Photo: fvhospital.com)HCM City (VNA) – HCM City-based FV Hospital is offering check-ups and treatment to nearly 900 cancer patients who hold national health insurance cards in order to ease the burden on the public hospital system.The hospital is the first foreign-invested hospital to offer services for cancer patients with such cards.The hospital received approval from the Vietnam Social Insurance and Ministry of Heatlh in early July last year to offer the service.The hospital plans to invest 3 million USD to 5…... [read more]

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long (L) presents gifts to children with cancer in September 2015 (Photo: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) – A mobile texting campaign aimed at raising fund for poor cancer patients across the country was launched in Hanoi on December 8. The launching ceremony was jointly held by the Ministry of Public Health’s “Ngay Mai Tuoi Sang” (Bright Future) fund for cancer patients, the Vietnam Television and National Humanitarian Portal 1400. People can support the campaign by sending messages “UT” to the switchboard 1406. Each costs 12,000 VND (0.53 USD). Individuals and organisations can also donate money to…... [read more]

Two first ederly patients with prostate cancer are successfully treated with the radioactive seed implant technique. — VNS Photo HA NOI (VNS) — Bach Mai General Hospital has, for the first time, successfully treated two prostate cancer patients by using the radioactive seed implant technique.Nguyen Dinh L, 80, and Tran Tu H, 63, from Ha Noi, are the first elderly patients treated successfully by the technique, which offers more hope for prostate cancer patients in Viet Nam."Radioactive seed implant is a safe and effective method that helps to reduce treatment time and improves the life quality for patients in the…... [read more]




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