Over 1,200 men have prostate cancer annually in country

There are around 1,275 fresh prostate cancer cases every year and 872 of them succumb to the disease in Vietnam, as per a statistic by Globocan.

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The figure has been released at a scientific seminar in Binh Dan Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City lately with the participation of professors, medical workers of hospitals in the South and experts from the U.S.
At the seminar, it showed the figure in Globocan, a project of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) provides estimates by cancer site and sex using the best available data in each country and several methods of estimation.

Experts said that Vietnamese doctors have been facing difficulties in treating. They suggested that some cases of prostate cancer can be cured if treated in the early stages. Treatments include surgically removing the prostate, radiotherapy and hormone therapy.
When the cancer has spread to other parts of the body, doctors should combine endocrine therapy and radiotherapy will be better. Endocrine therapy includes removing testicles or taking medicine to reduce testosterone . Experts stressed on the efficacy of the combination of endocrine therapy and radiotherapy for treating high-risk prostate cancer.


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