Over 20,000 Vietnamese people die annually due to lung cancer

In Vietnam, two types of common cancer with the most deaths are lung and liver, said Dr. Nguyen Chan Hung, chairman of the National Cancer Association, at a forum themed " Something about lung cancer" held in Ho Chi Minh City lately.

It is also common disease in the globe, added Hung. It is estimated that more than 1.8 million fresh cancer cases are reported per year in the world and nearly 1.6 million people die due to the disease.

In the Southeast Asian nations, lung and liver cancer cause most deaths. It is predicted that  there are 22,000 fresh lung cancer cases and this disease kills around 20,000 people per year.

In addition to encouraging people quit smoking, Vietnam's health sector has applied advanced treatments of the world to cure patients and help improve their lives.

By QUYNH CHI - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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