Cancer Scenario In India


Cancer is a serious global problem with around 14 million cases of it occurring each year, worldwide!

India is also not far behind when it comes to Cancer. Estimated number of people with Cancer in India is around 2.5 million, which is a disturbing figure for any nation!

Sedentary lifestyle, air pollution, unhealthy food habits, alcohol consumption, smoking habits, irregular sleeping pattern and stress at workplace are contributing to the alarming rise of Cancer in India.

Let’s take a look at the 3 most common types of Cancer in India!

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer is the most common Cancer among women in India. Out of every 1 lakh women, it is affecting 25 women in India!

How to prevent Breast Cancer?

Check yourself every day, and if you see anything unusual, don’t hesitate to visit a doctor. Few of the early signs of Breast Cancer include:

  1. Breast Lump
  2. Pain in nipple or breast
  3. Irritation and itching in breast
  4. Redness or thickness of the skin of nipple or breast

Look after yourself and follow regular screening tests to avoid Breast Cancer!

Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer is one of the leading causes of deaths in India.  It affects 22 women out of every 1lakh women in India!

Cervical Cancer is caused by HPV. Therefore, young girls should be encouraged for HPV vaccination so that they can keep Cervical Cancer out of their future. And older women should definitely go for Pap Tests to reduce the risk of Cervical Cancer.

Oral Cancer

Oral Cancer is also quite common in India, because of people’s habit of smoking, tobacco and other unhealthy products.  Every year, 7% of cancers in India are related to Oral Cancer!

People between the age group of 28-60 who consume bidis, tobacco must get themselves screen in every three years!

What is the impact of Cancer in India?

More than anything else, it causes emotional and financial trauma to the families, friends and the person who is suffering from it. As healthcare expenses are high in our country, people often spend their lifetime savings on the treatment of this disease.  That’s why Cancer is associated with fear in our county.

How to manage Cancer in India?

80% Cancer cases are often diagnosed late and then they don’t get the effective treatment! People should therefore keep a check on them and follow regular screening tests to stay away from Cancer in their lives!

Together we can reduce this burden of Cancer from our country! Let’s take a step for a healthier nation by adopting healthy lifestyle choices!

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