Liver cancer is the fastest growing cause of cancer death in Vietnam with more than 25,000 cases yearly, said the two-day scientific seminar in the central province of Thua Thien- Hue, said the Hue Central Hospital and the Vietnam Liver and Bile Association at the seminar.
Director of Hanoi-based Cancer Hospital Professor Tran Van Thuan said that cancer kills nearly 115,000 Vietnamese people a year and 165,000 fresh cancer patients are detected annually at a yesterday meeting between the hospital and its partners from the United Kingdom.
Speaking at the ceremony held by the Ministry of Health yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam pointed out that 12,000 die of tuberculosis yearly, 1.5 times higher than the number of fatalities due to traffic accidents during the same time.
Mekong delta has more than 10,000 stroke patients of 200,000 stroke cases, making up 5 percent of the cases reported in the whole country, said founder of the Stroke International Services Dr. Tran Chi Cuong.
At a working session with mission team, Chairman of People’s Committee of Ca Mau Province in the Mekong delta Nguyen Tien Hai said that around 400-500 hectare protection forests disappear annually in the province due to landslides.
Ho Chi Minh City detects 16,500 fresh cases of tuberculosis infection annually, Deputy director of the Health Department in the city Nguyen Huu Hung said at a meeting to review two-year implementation of the National Tuberculosis Prevention Program on April 6.