On the other hand, according to statistics of the Ministry of Health, about 80% of cancer patients are detected at a late stage.
The World Health Organization (WHO) expects that by 2040, the number of new cases of cancer in a single country will increase by about 59.4% or 291,000 cases, the number of deaths due to cancer will increase by about 70.3%, equivalent to 209,000 cases.
Experts point to factors leading to cancer risk in the context of the increasing number of new cases every year.
According to data published by the Ministry of Health, 5 groups of cancers common to people today are: breast cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer, colorectal cancer, liver cancer.
In particular, men often have colorectal cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer and prostate cancer.
Common cancers in women include: breast cancer, stomach cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, liver cancer.
Regarding the causes of cancer, information from the Ministry of Health also said that there are two groups of risk factors for cancer, including: the group of causes that cannot be changed, including age, genetics; and the group can change from lifestyle such as environment, living habits, eating,…
Specifically, the factors that increase the number of people with cancer are as follows:
Living habits: Smokers can have an increased risk of lung cancer by up to 90%, leading to 20 more types of cancer.
Alcohol abuse is a risk factor for liver cancer, colorectal cancer, throat cancer, breast cancer…
A lifestyle lacking physical activity also contributes to an increase in cancer.
Nutrition: An unhealthy diet such as using a lot of animal fat, regularly using processed foods, eating moldy foods … also contributes to an increase in cancer incidence by up to 35%.
Population aging: The average life expectancy of people is currently 73.6 years old and is on an increasing trend.
The older the age, the longer the person is exposed to factors that increase the risk of cancer.
Habitat: Polluted living or working spaces or easily exposed to radioactive substances,.. is also one of the reasons for the increase in the number of cancer cases.