Cancer awareness campaign starts

The campaign for controlling the incidence of breast cancer launched in Hanoi. (Source: dantri.com.vn)

A campaign for controlling the incidence of breast cancer was launched on October 16 in Hanoi by the health ministry, the Supportive Fund for Cancer Patients-Bright Future Fund and Roche Company.

The campaign, entitled "Controlling breast cancer by the age of 40," has been launched in response to the Vietnamese Women's Day on October 20.

It is one of the activities under the project "We care for her", which has been running for three years since 2013.

Under the new month-long campaign, the Supportive Fund for Cancer Patients-Bright Future Fund will join hands with hospitals having cancer wards in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to give free breast screening to more than 12,000 women over the age of 40. Women, 40 years old and above, reportedly face a high risk of breast cancer.-VNA

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