Lack of Initial Cancer Detection Benefit & Restricted Insurance to Spur the Cancer Toll in Vietnam


As per the experts, the reason of high rate cancer demise in Vietnam was failure of initial cancer detection in combination with dearth of insurance. At a last weekend’s international, the experts also told about most of Vietnam’s cancer cases detection at the last stages. As a result, that made it very problematic to deal with and also, they became too expensive to treat. This is really miserable that in the country nearly 130,000 new patients are detected with cancer and around 95,000 died, due to this malady. Deputy Minister of Health, Prof. and Dr. Le Quang Cuong stated that cancer was growing as the most expensive disease globally which turned into a big burden among the deprived countries and other emerging countries with little and average revenue.

Too Late To Treat Cancer

A 50 years old inhabitant of Phuc Tho District, Hanoi, Nguyen Thi D, told that as her husband had been suffering from his right ribs pain, she decided to take him to the doctor. After treatment, she was informed that her husband had liver cancer and he was in the last stage. Though he was under medication there, expired after six months.

Another 56-year old lady, Phan Thi L told about her husband’s demise as he had lung cancer. She stated that for many years her husband had been taking antibiotics for massive cough. He was taken to the hospital until serious chest pain was felt by him and as soon as he started feeling chest pain, he was taken to hospital for checkup. Then the doctors informed that he was in the last stage of lung cancer and he also died after six months of treatment after detection. It is really painful to tolerate for family members while knowing about their loved one’s definite demise within a short time due to lack of treatment efficiency.

No Coverage Insurance for Early Cancer Detection

It is noted by Tran Van Thuan, Associate Prof., that nowadays if cancers could have been identified early, there would be a high chance of curing most of them entirely. But he also mentioned that the only problem was with health insurance that did not cover the early detection of cancer. 

Thuan anticipated that the health insurance might introduce some plans for the early cancer detection expense. Cervix, liver, gastrointestinal and breast cancers could be included in the list. With the privilege of nationwide identification of early cancer, remedy rate would be increased. But the Prime Minister did not approve any coverage of cardiovascular, incessant obstructive pulmonary syndrome, diabetes, bronchial asthma, cancer and other non-contagious diseases in 10-year national strategy.

Prediction of Strategy

Owing to the execution of anti-cancer programs in 2025, 100 per cent of both city and provincial governments would start using local funds. Also, there would be a flawless understanding among 70 per cent of adults on this malady with socio-commercial influences.

This stratagem fixed its mission to reduce 3.6 per cent of smoking rate among youth, 10 per cent of adult alcohol intake & 30 per cent of adult smoking rate from and to escalate 40 per cent of early detection of definite cancers from 2015 to 2025. If this strategy would be followed entirely, inhabitants and patients can fight back cancer with a proper treatment under the privilege of a well-structured health insurance.

Robert Lewis

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