Vietnamese, Thai hospitals work to improve cancer treatment hinh anh 1Radiation therapy for cancer. (Source: VNA)

The Hanoi-based Hong Ngoc general hospital and Thailand’s BNH hospital sealed a cooperation pact on cancer treatment on October 21.

Their joint programme focuses on gynaecological cancer’s early diagnosis, patient consultation and treatment using advanced methods, which combine radiotherapy with chemotherapy with less harmful impact on patients.

The BNH hospital, one of the leading medical facilities in Thailand, is experimenting with genetics and robot-surgery to treat the disease.

Following the signing ceremony, Thai and Vietnamese experts will carry out consultations at Hong Ngoc general hospital.

A 2014 study conducted by the Bach Mai national hospital reported that approximately 110,000 new patients were diagnosed with cancer every year, 73.5 percent of them or 82,000 people failed to survive. The fatality rate far exceeded the global average of 59.7 percent.

It was estimated that 20 in 100,000 women in Vietnam suffered from cervical cancer, which resulted in the death of nine women each day across the nation.

According to medical experts, almost 100 percent of cervical cancer cases can be cured when detected early, while the rate of cure for breast cancer is 80 percent.-VNA