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Vietnam Launches Mobile Bus With Free Breast Cancer Screening for 8,000 Women Nationwide

A positive note to kickstart the Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the anniversary of the Vietnam's Women Union.

A new campaign titled "Control Breast Cancer After Turning 40" established by the Ministry of Health, the Bright Future Supportive Fund For Cancer Patients, and K Hospital is bringing free breast cancer screening service to women over 40 living in Saigon, Hanoi and nine other provinces with the high breast cancer rates in Vietnam, VnExpress reports.

The campaign starts on the morning of Saturday, October 13, and ends on Saturday, November 3.

A mobile bus outfitted with the necessary medical devices for ultrasound scans and mammograms will travel to Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Bac Ninh, Bac Giang, Hai Duong, Ha Tinh, Nghe An, Thanh Hoa, Thai Binh, Nam Dinh and Ha Nam to offer the free breast cancer diagnosis services.

According to research conducted by Global Cancer Observatory, cited by Hanoi Moi, around 15,230 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year in Vietnam out of a total of 164,671 cancer cases that occur every year. Furthermore, in recent years, the average age of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer is gradually decreasing.

[Photo via Sai Gon Giai Phong]


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