Deadliest Cancers in India

Deadliest Cancers in India

Breast, cervical and stomach cancers have been identified as those responsible for maximum number of cancer mortalities among women in India. As per the same study, lung, oral and stomach cancers kill most men among cancers in Indian men. Studies carried out across India and worldwide find the trends as worrying. This is especially so

Breast, cervical and stomach cancers have been identified as those responsible for maximum number of cancer mortalities among women in India. As per the same study, lung, oral and stomach cancers kill most men among cancers in Indian men. Studies carried out across India and worldwide find the trends as worrying. This is especially so in the absence of large scale and proven facilities in India. Most of these cases occur in rural areas where the state of facilities is pathetic. Early detection facilities are far away in the cities and most dispensaries lack even the rudimentary facilities.

Of the 122,429 total deaths collated and examined in the study, 7,137 could be attributed to cancer. Over all age, figures showed that it was responsible for 6% total male deaths and 1.6 million total female deaths.

CANCER DEATHS IN WOMEN

  1. Breast Cancer

Across the world, breast cancer is the main cause of malignancy among women. It represents around 14% of new growth cases identified in India. Women between the ages of 40 and 60 years must be clinically screened, at any rate once every 6 months.

  1.   Cervical Cancer

Cervical tumor, brought about by the human papilloma virus (HPV), is the second most common cause of the cancer among Indian women and is responsible for approximately 12% of all new disease cases analyzed every year. Introduction of powerful pap-based screening programs has been successful but missing in India.

CANCER DEATHS IN MEN

Oral Cancer

Worldwide, oral cancer is not extremely widespread, but in India, it represents around 7% of every single new malignant cancer analyzed annually. Oral cancer includes growths of the lip, mouth, sense of taste, inner cheek and the vast areas of the tongue. The widespread prevalence of oral cancer is attributed to the Indian propensity for chewing betel leaf and nut, smoking bidis and cigarettes and liquor abuse. The safest rule is that, if at an elevated risk due to these habits, ensure to be screened at regular intervals, particularly if you are in the age between 30 and 60 years.

Besides, 42.0% (84,000) of male growth deaths, at ages 30-69 years, were tobacco-related as were 18.3% (35,700) of female tumor deaths.

Vinay Dubey
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