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Cancer deaths on the sharp rise in Vietnam

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Around 94,000 people in Vietnam die of cancer every year, which is up to nine times higher than the high number of annual traffic accident fatalities in the country.   

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Around 94,000 people in Vietnam die of cancer every year

 

The numbers were announced at an international seminar held on November 3 by the Ministry of Health and K Hospital.

According to the Ministry of Health, cancers have become a thorny problem in developing countries, including Vietnam.

Vietnam sees around 126,000 new cancer patients and 94,000 cancer deaths per year, up to nine times higher than the number of traffic accident-caused fatalities.

Tran Van Thuan, director of K Hospital, said that up to 70% of cancer patients come to hospital for medical check-up late, so the treatment is more difficult and costly. This was the reason why so few patients recover from cancer.

Early cancer diagnosis treatment fees are not covered by health insurance. In the coming time, the fees for some kinds of cancer such as breast, liver and digestive cancers will be paid by health insurance.

On this occasion, K Hospital and some international cancer experts held training courses on early cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Source: Dtinews

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