India still has a low breast cancer survival rate of 66%: study

Breast cancer ranks as the number one cancer among Indian females with rate as high as 25.8 per 100,000 women and mortality of 12.7 per 100,000 women, according to health ministry  New Delhi: India continues to have a low survival rate for breast cancer, with only 66.1% women diagnosed with the disease between 2010 and 2014 […]

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Tobacco use is taking a high toll on the health of Indians

According to the World Health Organization, tobacco use kills more than seven million people every year, globally. With nearly 270 million adults, above the age of 15 years, using tobacco in some form or the other in India, the death toll due to tobacco use in the country is more than one million every year. […]

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Cancer hits more women in India than men, but more men die of it

Estrogen, the female sex hormone that shields young women against cardiovascular diseases, plays a role in her battle with cancer as well. It not only increases her chances of getting the disease, but also increases her chances of survival, say doctors. Statistics prove this. The World Health Organisation-developed statistical tool Globocan 2012 shows the Big […]

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India recorded about 3.9 million cancer cases in 2016, data shows

Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Bihar recorded the highest number of cancer cases, National Cancer Registry Programme data shows New Delhi: India recorded an estimated 3.9 million cancer cases in 2016, data available with the National Cancer Registry Programme of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) shows. The worst affected states were Uttar Pradesh with 674,386 […]

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