Number of cancer cases in Vietnam to hit 200,000 in 2020

Vietnam has more than 116,000 new cancer cases and 82,000 people die of the disease every year, while the cost of cancer treatment increases year after year, a health official has said. Ho Chi Minh City Oncology Hospital, provided the figures at a seminar on cancer held by the HCMC Department of Health on Thursday with the theme of "Cancer insurance in Vietnam - Narrowing the gap between initiatives and access to treatment." Of the 116,000 new patients, 5,000-5,500 are in HCMC, Dr. Dung said, adding that the number of cancer patients at his hospital increases by ten percent per…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge - The number of women diagnosed with cervical cancer is on the rise in Viet Nam, it was revealed at a meeting in Ha Noi on Monday. A doctor examines a patient at Hospital K in Ha Noi. About 13 women in every 100,000 have been diagnosed with cervical cancer, the chief cause of death among women in the country. (Photo: VNS) More than 5,600 Vietnamese women were diagnosed with cervical cancer last year and the nation's rate of new cases rose to 13.6 per 100,000 women, said Dr Tran Van Thuan, deputy head of the National Cancer…... [read more]

The majority of cancer cases can be explained by "bad luck" rather than the result of environmental factors and inherited genes, a U.S. study said Thursday. The study, published in the U.S. journal Science, found that two-thirds of adult cancer incidence across tissues might be caused by random mutations that occur in dividing healthy stem cells. The findings, based on a statistical model that quantified how much of three factors -- bad luck, the environment and heredity -- contribute to cancer development, might help researchers design more effective prevention strategies for different cancer types. "Changing our lifestyle and habits will…... [read more]

The Tumor Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City announced at an annual seminar on December 1 that number of cancer patients in big cities increased drastically. Deputy director Pham Xuan Dung said that the surverys carried out in big cities such as Hanoi, HCMC, Thua Thien-Hue, Da Nang and Can Tho showed that there has been an upward trend in people suffering cancer.Additionally, as per the hospital’s figure, of 100,000 male, 172 have cancer while the ratio in female is 138.7/ 100,000.There are five common cancers in male including lung, liver, rectum -transverse colon, stomach and larynx while female suffers…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge - Locals in Lien Tien and Dong Son hamlets of Mai Phu commune in Ha Tinh Province are not worried about hunger, poverty or harsh weather, but the numerous cancer-related deaths in their sleepy villages. Pham Thi Than, 50, in Lien Tien Village, said she has attended four funerals of relatives who died of cancer in her life. "None of the four lived more than 40 years," Than said, pointing to an altar with spiraling incense smoke, with pictures of young people, including her brother and son. Cancer has attacked both young and old, men and women, putting…... [read more]

The number of cervical cancer cases in Vietnam has fallen by half in the last 30 years thanks to a nationwide network of health facilities providing gynaecology screening, according to Professor Nguyen Chan Hung, Chairman of the Vietnam Cancer Association. Hung told Vietnam News that gynaecological examinations and tests for the presence of precancerous or cancerous cell on the cervix are available at most health facilities in the country. In addition, people’s awareness of the need for regular examinations and tests also improves, he said. "Patients can get more timely treatment to prevent the development of cancer, which has resulted…... [read more]

The Hanoitimes - The number of cervical cancer cases in Vietnam has fallen by half in the last 30 years thanks to a nationwide network of health facilities providing gynaecology screening, according to Professor Nguyen Chan Hung, Chairman of the Vietnam Cancer Association. Hung told Vietnam News that gynaecological examinations and tests for the presence of precancerous or cancerous cell on the cervix are available at most health facilities in the country. In addition, people’s awareness of the need for regular examinations and tests also improves, he said. "Patients can get more timely treatment to prevent the development of cancer,…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge - Many residents in villages in Ha Nam Province's Duy Tien District became seriously ill and lost their jobs after giving up farmland to the state to make room for the Dong Van Industrial Zone (IZ) in the province. cancer cases in the province has not been mentioned in any official document. However, local residents blame the factories that produce black smoke every day in the Dong Van IZ. They said the cancer cases occurred after the IZ opened. The Than Nu and Van Phai Hamlets, which reportedly have the highest percentages of cancer cases, are closer to…... [read more]

Gifts handed over to patients at National Hospital of Pediatrics. (Photo: VNA) As many as 130,000-160,000 new cancer cases are reported in Vietnam every year, along with up to 115,000 cancer-related deaths, according to initial research conducted in a number of cities and provinces nationwide. The statistics were presented at a conference in Hanoi on October 16, which was jointly organised by the Ministry of Health and the Vietnam Cancer Association. Globally, around 14.1 million people are diagnosed with cancer every year, two thirds of them are in developing countries, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The disease kills…... [read more]

The Hanoitimes - As many as 130,000-160,000 new cancer cases are reported in Vietnam every year, along with up to 115,000 cancer-related deaths, according to initial research conducted in a number of cities and provinces nationwide. The statistics were presented at a conference in Hanoi on October 16, which was jointly organised by the Ministry of Health and the Vietnam Cancer Association. Globally, around 14.1 million people are diagnosed with cancer every year, two thirds of them are in developing countries, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The disease kills 8.2 million people each year, the WHO said. The…... [read more]