Mongolia Reports 7,244 New Cancer Cases in 2023
The National Cancer Center of Mongolia has announced that a total of 7,244 people were diagnosed with cancer in the country in 2023. This news comes just ahead of World Cancer Day, which is observed on 4 February each year.
According to the center, around 65 percent of the cancer patients were diagnosed at a late stage, with 87 percent of them being aged 45 and older. Additionally, 4,556 people died of cancer in Mongolia last year, with 62 percent of them passing away less than a year after diagnosis.
The five most common types of cancer in Mongolia are liver, gastric, lung, cervical, and esophageal cancers. This data highlights the urgent need for increased awareness, early detection, and improved access to cancer treatment in the country.
With a population of 3.5 million, Mongolia has been taking proactive measures to address public health issues. In May 2022, the country launched nationwide health checkups aimed at detecting serious diseases early, including cancers and cardiovascular diseases. The goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle and narrow the life expectancy gap between men and women.
Late diagnosis significantly lowers the chances of successful treatment and reduces survival rates. The country’s health ministry has urged the public to actively participate in the free health checkups in order to detect and address health issues at an earlier stage.
As Mongolia continues its efforts to combat cancer and improve the overall health of its population, it is essential for individuals to prioritize regular health checkups and adopt healthy lifestyle practices. By working together, the country can make significant strides in the fight against cancer and other serious diseases.