Update news cancer

The Cancer Centre under the National Paediatrics Hospital, revealed the information in the programme "Con thuyền mơ ước" (Ship of Dreams) to improve people's awareness of children's cancer on Sunday in Hanoi.

Shelter cares for 20 breast cancer patients in HCM City

No longer allowed to stay in a hospital, a breast cancer patient sold her house to rent and provide a shelter for 20 patients coming from all over the country to Ho Chi Minh City for chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Shortage of radioactive materials needs to be resolved urgently

In the past three days, Nguyen Dinh Hung, living in Binh Chanh District in HCMC, had to visit many hospitals around the city to find a place to take PET/CT scans for his mother, a patient suspected of having stomach cancer.

Cancer screening services offer false promises for high fee

In Vietnam, there are an estimated 182,563 new cases and 122,690 cancer deaths each year. Due to the high mortality rate, many people hope screening will help detect this disease early.


Stem cell transplants provide hope for blood cancer patients

Stem cell transplants have created a revolution in the treatment of blood diseases at the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (NIHBT).

Cervical cancer patients on the rise: doctors

The number of women with cervical cancer is increasing in Vietnam, health experts warned.

Patient found with two types of cancer in same lung

A patient identified with two different types of cancer occurring simultaneously on the same lung lobe has been hospitalised in the Vietnam-Sweden Hospital in Uong Bi City of the northeastern province Quang Ninh.

Fish oil supplements offer 'little or no benefit' against cancer

Research suggests omega-3 supplements may not be as beneficial as previously suggested.

Monsanto faces a surge in lawsuits following cancer ruling

 American agro-chemicals company Monsanto is facing a surge in lawsuits that may cost its new owners, Bayer, billions in damages.

Smoking: The late regrets

It’s been three months since the last time Dinh Van Tinh, 52, has had that pleasure of puffing on a traditional Vietnamese pipe that has become as familiar as an everyday meal for him over the last quarter of a century.

Former SEA Games winner needs help for cancer treatment

 VietNamNet Bridge – Former Southeast Asian Games billiard champion Do Hoang Quan, who was recently diagnosed with rectum cancer, is in need of help for treatment.

A surprise discovery: Vietnam’s propolis can help treat cancer

Dr Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai, Dean of Chemistry, at the HCMC University of Natural Sciences, has discovered that Vietnam’s propolis has very strong anti-cancer activity, especially for pancreatic cancer.

US investor buys big stake in Vietnamese curcumin company

In early 2017, PHI Group, an investor from the US, unexpectedly announced the purchase of a 51 percent stake of Hoang Minh Chau, called the ‘curcumin King’ of  Khoai Chau area in Hung Yen province. The value of the deal remains a secret.

Vietnamese expert says protein can used to kill tumors in cancer patients

VietNamNet Bridge - Dr Phan Minh Liem, a Vietnamese scientist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, has discovered that 14-3-3 sigma protein can kill malignant tumors. 

The risk of death from cancer may depend on where you live

 Cancer death rates are surging in some regions of the U.S. even as fatalities steadily decline nationwide, a new study suggests.

Rise in cancer patients pressures health insurance

 The sharp increase in the number of patients suffering from cancer has put more stress on the country’s social insurance fund which faces a deficit.

It is Vietnamese killing each other

 Simple greed has fuelled many people to use harmful chemicals in the production of food, wreaking destruction on the environment despite the dire consequences it has for their fellow country people.

Unsafe food is the top cause of cancer in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - Every year Vietnam has about 200,000 new cases of cancer, with 75,000 deaths, making Vietnam one of the countries with the alarming rate of cancer.

25 percent of global deaths caused by pollution: WHO

 VietNamNet Bridge – A quarter of all global deaths annually are related to environmental pollution and the death rate is increasing significantly,

Cancer kills 75,000 people in Vietnam annually

Professor Nguyen Ba Duc, former director of the National Cancer Hospital K in Hanoi cum deputy head of Vietnam Cancer Association, said at a conference that cancer is one of most common cause of deaths in the world and in Vietnam,