The Hanoitimes - Smoking is the main cause of lung cancer, larynx cancer, esophagus cancer, oral cavity cancer, breast cancer, stomach cancer, cervix cancer and 30% of patients contracts cancers through smoking. Vietnamese spend US$1.2 billion on alcohol-related cancer treatment Liver cancer is the most common cancer in Vietnam Vietnam detects over 450 fresh cancer cases daily For the past 20 years, cancer incidence in Vietnam has increased by 2.5 times and the number of patients is expected to increase to 200,000 in 2020. Explaining the reason why the number of cancer cases in Vietnam keeps increasing, at the conference on national cancer prevention in Hanoi on July 19, Director of the Hospital K, which is focused on cancer treatment, Tran Van Thuan pointed out four reasons. Illustrative photo First, Vietnamese people’s life expectancy is increasing, reaching 73.5 years old now. The higher the age is, the greater the incidence of cancer is. Second, … [Read more...] about Why the number of cancer patients in Vietnam increases rapidly?
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The high cancer death rate is attributable to alcohol consumption, environmental pollution and food contamination. In addition to cirrhosis and liver cancer, medical experts are fretting about bile disease amongst people posing a challenge to the health sector. Participants exchanged progress and experiences in the field of liver transplantation particularly and organ transplantation generally as well as applications of endoscopy and robotically-assisted surgeries for treatment of liver cancer and bile diseases. Participants also updated advanced techniques which Vietnamese physicians and their peers in the world have employed in order to create an opportunity for physicians to realize the progress of the health sector. As a part of the seminar, the organizer announced that the Vietnamese Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery (VSHBPS) has become members of the International Hepato-Pancreato Biliary Association (IHPBA) and the Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Billiary Association … [Read more...] about 25,000 Vietnamese people die of liver cancer annually
Udagawa KemlChi has been living and working for construction company Kanto in Vietnam for eight years. He decided to choose the hospital for the surgery though he is covered by health insurance in Japan Before, the patient had experienced general abdominal discomfort, constipation, feeling that the bowel does not empty completely, stools that are narrower or have a different shape than usual but he hadn’t had medical check-up. Till he had blood in the stool, he was rushed to the hospital for check-up. After carrying out testing, scan, and colonoscopy, he was diagnosed to have developing rectal cancer. Patient KemlChi was undergoing radiotherapy and an operation. The surgeons had performed the operation last December. The operation was quite difficult because tumors had invaded the pelvic wall but at last, the surgeons had removed the whole tumor . Medical experts advised patients who experience general abdominal discomfort, constipation, feeling that the bowel does not empty … [Read more...] about Vietnamese surgeons save Japanese engineer with rectal cancer
Teen obesity has been linked with many health problems later in life, and a large Israeli study suggests increased risk for deadly pancreatic cancer is one of them. (Photo: AFP/Paul Ellis) Researchers followed nearly 2 million men and women for more than 20 years. Compared to participants with normal weight as teens, men who were obese as adolescents had more than three times the risk of pancreatic cancer in adulthood, and obese teen girls had more than four times the risk. While obesity has long been considered a risk factor for pancreatic cancer, the strength of this association and the underlying causes for the connection are less clear. The current study doesn't prove obesity causes these tumors, or that weight early in life impacts the development of cancer decades later, but it does add to the lengthy list of potential health benefits of avoiding excess weight during childhood and adolescence, said Dr Chanan Meydan of the Mayanei HaYeshua Medical Center in Bnei Brak, … [Read more...] about Teen obesity tied to increased risk of pancreatic cancer
Doctors at the District 11 Hospital in HCM City have successfully performed their first ever surgery to remove a tumour from a patient’s pancreas. — Photo Courtesy of District 11 Hospital Viet Nam News HCM CITY — The District 11 Hospital in HCM City has successfully performed its first ever surgery to remove a pancreatic tumour. The surgery was performed three weeks ago on a 37-year-old man who had a tumour on the head of his pancreas with assistance from doctors from the HCM City University Medical Centre. The man has to date recovered completely and been discharged. The man from Tiền Giang Province was brought to the hospital with abdominal pain and loss of weight. He had earlier been admitted to the provincial hospital, where his situation worsened. A CT scan found the tumour, which was 80 per cent cancerous. Doctors at the District 11 Hospital decided to perform the Whipple procedure, a complex operation to remove the head of the pancreas, the duodenum … [Read more...] about HCM City hospital’s 1st surgery to remove pancreatic tumour successful