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Northeastern Thais found with world’s highest rate of liver and bile duct cancer

Nurse at Na Wa Public Hospital (Thailand)

Nurse at Na Wa Public Hospital, Nakhon Phanom Province. Photo: Bualong Sebulke.


BANGKOK, Feb 11 – Northeastern Thais were found with the world’s highest rate of liver and bile duct cancer, according to deputy public health minister Surawit Khonsomboon.

He said the rate of liver and bile duct cancer countrywide was discovered in 10-20 out of 100,000 persons on average, while only 1-2 persons occurrences were reported from the same sample population size worldwide.

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