Cancer is the most feared word among the population.
One in 5 men and one in 6 women develop cancer during their lifetime.
Most common cancer - breast, cervical, oral, lung and colorectal
What can cause cancer - tobacco, h.pylori infection, obesity, family history, exposure to environmental chemicals, hormones, chronic inflammation, alcohol, lifestyle, UV rays
Identifying the signs and symptoms, diagnosing the exact stage of cancer and exploring the treatment options available can help to manage cancer and treat it completely at an early stage.
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With the rise in the incidence of cancer there has been a rise in the efforts to create an awareness towards it. If you meet any person, he would know somebody who is suffering from cancer. The disease has become very common and the need of the hour is to be informed of the disease and the steps taken to prevent or manage cancer.
The global cancer burden is estimated to have risen to 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million deaths in 2018. One in 5 men and one in 6 women worldwide develop cancer during their lifetime, and one in 8 men and one in 11 women die from the disease.
Incidence in India
- Estimated number of people living with the disease: around 2.25 million
- Every year, new cancer patients registered: Over 11,57,294 lakhs
- Cancer-related deaths: 7,84,821
Total deaths due to cancer in 2018
- Total: 7,84,821
- Men: 4,13,519
- Women: 3,71,302
- There are more than 100 types of cancers worldwide.
- The five most common types of cancer both in men and women in India include breast, cervical, oral, lung and colorectal cancer.
- One woman dies of cervical cancer every 8 minutes in India.
- As many as 2,500 people die every day due to tobacco-related diseases in India. Use of tobacco products (e.g. smoking cigarettes) are the single most preventable cause of death worldwide.
- Among the occupational cancer, asbestos cancer or cancer caused by long term exposure to asbestos micro fibre has been commonly reported
- Tobacco (smoked and smokeless) use accounted for 3,17,928 deaths (approx) in men and women in 2018.
- 4th February is celebrated as world cancer day.