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The big 'C' gets deadlier


PUJA AWASTHI | New Delhi, December 27, 2013 10:22
Tags : cancer |World Cancer Report | World Health Organisation |

One in every seven Indians is at risk of getting cancer before 75 years of age while seven in every 100 are at risk of dying from cancer before their 75th birthday according to World Health Organisation’s World Cancer Report. While seven lakh Indians die of cancer every year, 10 lakh new diagnoses are made. Women account for a greater proportion of these numbers with 5.37 women being diagnosed with the disease in 2012 as against 4.77 lakh men. In 2012, mortality rates for men and women diagnosed with the disease were 3.56 lakhs and 3.26 lakhs respectively. While cancer of the lip and oral cavity reign among Indian men, for women it is breast cancer. The report underlines the alarming fact that in most countries there is hardly any family without a cancer victim.

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