A campaign to combat breast cancer was launched yesterday in Hà Nội in conjunction with Vietnamese Women’s Day next Thursday. — Photo laodong.com.vn
HÀ NỘI — A campaign to combat breast cancer was launched yesterday in Hà Nội in conjunction with Vietnamese Women’s Day next Thursday.
The campaign, entitled "Controlling breast cancer by age 40," has been launched by the Ministry of Health, the Supportive Fund for Cancer Patients-Bright Future and the Roche Company.
It is one of the campaigns under the "We care for her" project that has been running since 2013.
The campaign—which will run from next Saturday to November 12— will join hands with hospital cancer wards in Hà Nội, Đà Nẵng and HCM City to give free breast screenings to more than 12,000 women over the age of 40 who already received the screening last year.
The activity is expected to set up a habit of regular breast screening for women, especially women facing a high risk of breast cancer.
Ministries, agencies and enterprises will also hold forums to raise community awareness about breast cancer prevention and control.
Women can register for a free breast screening on the website tamsoatungthuvu.vn, or call the hotline 0888966466, or 0888969695.
More than 12,500 Vietnamese women suffered from breast cancer in 2010, and the number is estimated to be more than 22,600 in 2020, according to the Ministry of Health. — VNS