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9 highly heritable cancers

People with a family history of breast, ovarian, stomach, lung cancer… have the ability to inherit mutated genes, so they should actively screen and detect the disease early. MSc.BS Bui Thi Nga, Department of Oncology, Tam Anh General Hospital in Hanoi, said that the root cause of cancer is genetic mutations, accounting for about 5-10%. […]

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Detect cancer from faint signs

Two weeks ago, Mr. Nam 55 years old in Vinh Phuc, had epigastric pain, pain increased after eating, abdominal bloating, indigestion, poor appetite, lost 5 kg in three weeks. He had a history of gastritis, went to Medlatec Hospital for blood tests, abdominal ultrasound, chest X-ray and gastroscopy. Doctor Le Van Khoa, Gastroenterology Specialist, said […]

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How to help cancer patients reduce the risk of infection

People with cancer should limit crowds, avoid contact with sick people, and do not eat raw food to reduce the risk of infection. During chemotherapy and radiation therapy for cancer, the white blood cell count decreases, making the patient more susceptible to infection. Infection with cancer makes treatment difficult. As a result, cancer patients are […]

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When a doctor is forced to lie to a patient

HanoiFaced with the shock of the patient, many oncologists choose to “lie” to help the patient have more energy to fight fate. Doctor Pham Thi Tuyet Nhung, Department of Clinical Hematology, 108 Military Central Hospital, remembers the phone call at 3 am on a day near the Lunar New Year 2020. On the other end […]

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Diseases that cause difficulty swallowing – VnExpress

Difficulty swallowing can be caused by esophageal spasms or dangerous complications of cancer, requiring early examination. Dysphagia is a condition in which the patient has to use force to move food from the mouth to the stomach. MSc.BS.CKII Le Thanh Quynh Ngan, Head of Gastroenterology Department, Center for Endoscopy and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Tam Anh General […]

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Is hoarseness a sign of lung cancer?

Answer: Lung cancer can change a person’s voice, making it deeper or more hoarse than before. Hoarseness is also a sign of a common cold but will gradually disappear after a short time. If you have hoarseness for more than two weeks, it could be a warning sign of cancer. In lung cancer, hoarseness is […]