Three reasons cause mostcancer cases in Vietnam

After a long time research Doctors of Cancer Hospital in Hanoi conclude that smoking, improper diet and contaminated food are the leading reasons for cancer patients in Vietnam.

Breast cancer is the most popular cancer amongst female (Photo: SGGP)

Breast cancer is the most popular cancer amongst female (Photo: SGGP)

Only 10 percent of cancer cases are caused by disorders while over 80 percent is due to unhealthy living condition.

Vietnam has 126,000 fresh cancer cases and 94,000 people of them succumbed to the diseases at present while it is around 70,000 new cancer cases in 2000, said director of the National Cancer Hospital Dr. Tran Van Thuan.

This brings Vietnam to be ranked78 out of 172 nations and territories with new cancer cases at highest level.

The most five cancers in female are breast cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, cervical cancer and stomach cancer while male usually has lung cancer, stomach cancer, rectum cancer and cancer of the oesophagus. 

Worse, the figure of fresh cancer case will increase to 190,000 a year in 2020.

Dr. Tran Van Thuan said that smoking is causing 30 percent of cancer cases in the country while improper diet and unsafe food are the causes of 35 percent of cancer cases.

By QUOC LAP- Translated by Uyen Phuong

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