Cancer patients increasing in Nepal, specialists warn



KATHMANDU, Nepal-The number of cancer patients is increasing in Nepal due to smoking, use of alcoholic drinks and tobacco, specialists warned. During a programme in Capital Kathmandu on Friday, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Baral, vice president of the Nepal Cancer Relief Society said that some 17 thousand people die of cancer and most of them are women who suffer from breast and uterus cancer

Dr. Prakash Raj Neupane, chief of the Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital said public awareness campaign should be launched to lessen the number of the patients.

On the occasion, Ashok Bhurtel, representative of World Health Organization (WHO), Krishna Chandra Poudel, under secretary at the National Health Education and Communication Centre and Tejendra Nath Shrestha, chairman of the Restaurant and Bar Association of Nepal said that the Act on Control and Regulation of Tobacco Related Products -2068 BS should be implemented strongly to lessen their use.

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