Over 200 patients who receive treatment in the hospital attended the meeting which experts provided updated knowledge of diagnosis and prevention of breast cancer.
Hospital Deputy Director Dr. Nguyen Dinh Tung said that the meeting was held to provide latest ways of diagnosis, prevention and treatment of the disease.
The highlight of this year meeting is the association will organize all activities relating to consultation and information for patients. The association has 35 members who are healed former patients.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Anh Tuyet, chief of the association, said people gather in the association on the last Friday of every month to hear latest information. Association members are very active to update their knowledge of the disease to consult fresh patients.
In addition to consultation to new patients, the association organized a musical performance and give flower bunches to female patients on the Vietnamese Women Day ( October 20)
Breast cancer is very popular amongst women and it is one of leading cause of death. Vietnam has around 12,000 fresh case of breast cancer annually with the mortality of 35 percent, even higher than developed countries in the world.
Nowadays, more young women suffer the disease and the rate of patients increase every year.
Studies showed that 85 percent of Vietnamese breast cancer people are detected to have cancer at the age of over 40 ; many of them are breadwinner of the families. In reality, if breast cancer people are detected and treated early, 90 percent of them will be healed.