Liver cancer kills about 25,000 people yearly in Vietnam

According to the Vietnam Society of Hepato Biliary Pancreatic Surgery, liver cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in Vietnam presently killing up to 25,000 patients yearly, tripling traffic accident-related victims.

Liver cancer kills about 25,000 people yearly in Vietnam

Additionally, hepatitis, cirrhosis, disorders of the pancreas are challenges of the country’s health sector.
Chairman of the Vietnam Society of Hepato Biliary Pancreatic Surgery Professor Le Trung Hai said the Southeast Asian country has around 40,000 hepatitis B and C-related deaths.
So far, surgeons have performed over 180 liver, kidney transplants and more than 1,000 capsule endoscopy procedures have been carried out.
Simultaneously, hospitals have conducted hundreds of robot-assisted surgeries and thousands of other minimally invasive surgeries on patients with liver, disorders of the pancreas.

By THANH AN - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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