Dr. Lam Viet Trung addresses the conference. (Photo: hcmcpv.org.vn)

Speaking at the conference, Dr. Lam Viet Trung, Deputy Director of Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, said Vietnam records about 16,000 cases of colorectal cancer each year, yet there is no national colorectal cancer screening program.

He suggested regular colorectal screening and good eating habits to prevent colorectal cancer.

The two-day conference has brought together 300 surgeons from ASEAN member countries, including Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, Myanmar and Malaysia, and rapporteurs from Japan and the Republic of Korea.

The participants looked into the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal diseases and colorectal cancer in particular, including minimally invasive surgery for colorectal cancer.

Source: VNA