Breast cancer awareness campaign launched at K Hospital

HCMC - The Bright Future Fund, with the sponsorship of Roche Vietnam, kicked off the annual breast cancer awareness and screening campaign, "Joining hands for her", at K Hospital in Thanh Tri District, Hanoi, on October 18, aimed at raising awareness about breast cancer and the importance of frequent screening for early detection.

The launch ceremony of the “Joining hands for her” campaign was organized at K Hospital on October 18 – PHOTO: COURTESY OF ROCHE VIETNAM

During the campaign, the Bright Future Fund will coordinate with hospitals in nine provinces and cities throughout Vietnam to offer free screening tests to 5,000 women until November 15.

In Hanoi and HCMC, a series of “Doctor Talk” will be hosted at hospitals and public venues to provide the right knowledge and understanding of breast cancer, where experts will also instruct on how to detect cancer in the early stages and effectively prevent breast cancer and answer all concerns related to the disease.

“As a global pioneer in the pharmaceutical sector, Roche is committed to joining hands with Vietnam to solve challenges in healthcare through various activities. Accompanying the Bright Future Fund in this breast cancer awareness and screening program is one bright example of our commitment,” noted Girish Mulye, chief representative of Roche in Vietnam.

Breast cancer is becoming more and more prevalent in Vietnam with some 15,000 Vietnamese women being newly diagnosed every year. Unfortunately, the diagnosis is often very late with a small portion of patients accessing the best medicines for their diagnosis, resulting in over a third of Vietnamese breast cancer patients dying of the disease.