Vietnam cancer cases, risk unabated

Cancer killed almost 115,000 Vietnamese last year, as the burden of the disease continues its 30-year rise in the country, the World Health Organization reports. The most common type of cancer among men in Vietnam is liver cancer, followed by lung, stomach and colorectal cancers. Breast cancer is most frequent among woman. National screening programs and care services are inadequate to fight the disease and the hepatitis B virus and human papillomavirus, both cancer risk factors, are unabated. Tobacco usage, physical inactivity, and improper diets are still not under control, the WHO reports.