Awareness is Key for Surviving

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In USA, there are 234,087 new breast cancer cases annually with 41,904 (17.9%) deaths while in India there are 162,468 new cases annually with 87,090 (53.6%) deaths

By: Dr. Shilpa Lad

India is a large, populous, and diverse nation and is home to 17% of the world’s population (1.37 billion). Cancer is the second leading cause of death in urban India & fourth leading cause of adult death in rural areas. Cancer mortality in India has doubled from 1990 to 2016. It is predicted that new cancer cases will further double by 2040. The true population-based incidence and mortality of cancer in India remains elusive due to multiple barriers in data collection at present.

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