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Central city launches breast cancer awareness campaign

Update: October, 24/2018 - 01:00
Patients wait for medical examinations at the Hoàn Mỹ-Đà Nẵng hospital. A breast cancer prevention and screening campaign was launched in the city. — VNS Photo Công Thành
Viet Nam News

ĐÀ NẴNG — The Hoàn Mỹ-Đà Nẵng hospital has launched a breast cancer awareness campaign to promote early examination and screening among local residents and patients in the central and central highlands region.

The campaign, which will be held for three years, will offer free examinations for 100 poor people from October 20 to November 3, and provide breast cancer consultancy and information.

It also aims to encourage residents to have regular medical examinations and mammograms to prevent breast cancer as well as dismiss negative attitudes among patients about cancer.

According to Dr. Phạm Nguyễn Cẩm Thạch, director and CEO of Hoàn Mỹ-Đà Nẵng hospital, women are often scared about cancer, and breast cancer in particular, so hesitate to see doctors for pre-screening at hospital.

He said the hospital had launched an international clinic that can offer services for 1,200 local out-patients and foreign tourists in central Việt Nam each day.

According to the Ministry of Health, more than 22,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer in 2020 – 1.8 times higher than the 12,500 cases in 2010.

The central city alone hosted 62,000 people, of which 70 per cent were from 48 provinces and cities, for cancer examinations and 21,000 in-patients each year.

Đà Nẵng has 11 hospitals with 1,000 doctors, and more than 620 consulting rooms and medical care centres. — VNS

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