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Vietnam Health Minister Says Cancer Biggest Non-Contagious Threat

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Vietnam's Ministry of Health says cancer is now the biggest non-contagious disease threat to public health in the country, and it expects to register 200,000 cases by the end of next year, 100,000 of them fatal. The report on the cancer estimates was issued as part of a two-year campaign to promote prevention and treatment in a nation largely uninformed about the disease. Along with the campaign is an effort to establish oncology departments at hospitals, including the 10 percent of major hospitals now without one. (Click here for more



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