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Programme supports cancer patients

Update: December, 24/2014 - 08:00

HA NOI (VNS) — A cancer prevention communications campaign called "For the Health of Vietnamese People" was launched yesterday by the Viet Nam Internal Medicine Association, the "For the brighter future" fund for cancer patients and CVI Pharmaceutical Company.

Under the programme, 50,000 books about cancer risk factors, prevention and treatment will be presented free of charge to 57 cancer treatment units and patients nationwide.

Viet Nam reports 200,000 new cancer cases yearly, of which 80 per cent are discovered in the late period of the disease, according to the National Cancer Prevention Programme. Cancer kills 70,000 Vietnamese people each year. — VNS

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