A surgery at Bình Dân Hospital in HCM City. Photo courtesy of the hospital HCM CITY — A 19-year-old man from Lâm Đồng Province came to Bình Dân Hospital in HCM City recently with an unusually large and hard lump in his right scrotum. Doctors at the andrology department diagnosed him with testicular cancer and said it had spread to other parts too. They advised him to store his sperms before surgery to remove the testicle with cancer and chemotherapy. According to the hospital’s statistics, the incidence of testicular cancer increased in both 2017 and 2018: 63 patients were admitted in 2017 and 78 last year. Many of them were between the ages of 16 and 19. Assoc Prof Dr Phạm Hùng Cường, head of the surgery department No.2 at the HCM City Oncology Hospital, said people with testicular cancer are younger than other cancer patients. “The cancer is in the list of common children’s cancers.” He … [Read more...] about Young people at high risk of testicular cancer: doctors
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The Hanoitimes - The center’s experts said that as May is still the transition period, there is a dispute between hot and cold waves, so extreme weather may occur such as tornadoes, hail and strong wind in the thunderstorm. Scorching heat to attack Hanoi tomorrow The blazing hot temperatures in Hanoi city, as well as Vietnam’s northwest and central region may last until May 20, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF). The current heat wave scorches Hanoi since early morning, with the highest temperature of 35-37 degrees Celsius, it even is expected to surge to 39 degrees Celsius tomorrow. Hot weather will continue to take place in Hanoi in May. Photo: Cong Hung The NCHMF said that Foehn wind, caused by impact of the southeastern edge of the western hot low-pressure area, is developing and causing hot weather across the northern region, with temperatures ranging from 36 to 39 degrees Celsius, and even 40 in some … [Read more...] about How long is scorching heat in Hanoi lasting?
By Le Nga  April 17, 2019 | 07:15 pm GMT+7 A cancer patient receives treatment at Hanoi's K Hospital. Photo by VnExpress/Ha Tran Almost 115,000 Vietnamese died of cancer last year, or over 300 a day, and the number of new cases is on the rise. Tran Van Thuan, director of Hanoi's K Hospital, one of the biggest in Vietnam and specializing in cancer treatment, announced the figures collected by the World Health Organization’s Global Cancer Observatory on Tuesday. He said Vietnam currently has eight specialty hospitals and 69 general hospitals treating the disease and they could more or less treat all cancer cases. But with 165,000 new cases diagnosed last year and the number expected to rise this year, "fighting cancer is now an onerous task," he told a meeting held between Vietnam and the U.K. in Hanoi to discuss cooperation in treating the disease. Liver cancer is the most common among men in Vietnam, followed by lung, stomach and colorectal cancers. Among … [Read more...] about Cancer killed over 300 Vietnamese every day in 2018: study
Worse, it is very difficult to discover lung cancer even using modern medical equipment. At the seminar, Deputy Health minister Nguyen Viet Tien said cancer is becoming a burden for all countries in the world. In 2018, Vietnam has reported 164,671 fresh cancer cases and 114,871 cancer-relating deaths. More than 300,000 are living with cancer nationwide. Worse, almost Vietnamese people who get cancer are diagnosed late which makes treatment less likely to succeed and reduces their chances of survival. The deputy health minister stressed the seminar is important because it is a forum where Vietnamese doctors and their French peers can share experience and discus cancer treatment methodologies. Director of the Cancer Hospital Professor Tran Van Thuan, lung cancer is popular in both male and female in the world. Annually, the world has approximately 2.09 million fresh cases and 1.76 million deaths due to lung cancer.By MINH KHANG - Translated by UYEN PHUONG … [Read more...] about Lung cancer kills over 20,000 Vietnamese people annually
A poor woman in the southern province of Vinh Long Province is calling for financial support to help treat a giant tumour which is the result of parotid gland cancer. Every day, Huynh Thi My Nga, 60, in Tan My Commune, Tra On District, whose husband died some years ago, faces severe pains caused by cancer, but her family can’t afford the treatment, so she only stays at home. Nga is struggling with the turmour for many years According to Nga, ten years ago, she used to feel dizzy. Doctors said that she had a small tumour on her head, so she needed a surgery to avoid complications. After that, she spent all her family’s savings for the operations. However, just one year later, the tumour resurfaced. She was then diagnosed with parotid gland cancer. A short time later, her husband died. At that time, her youngest son Truong Minh Vuong had to leave school to support the family. Meanwhile, her daughter Vuong Minh Thuyet, 27, suffered from mental problems. Vuong said … [Read more...] about Vinh Long woman struggles cancer