India saw highest number of cervical cancer deaths in 2018

NEW DELHI : India recorded the highest estimated number of cervical cancer deaths in 2018, a research paper published in the Lancet Global Health has revealed.

The report, Estimates of incidence and mortality of cervical cancer in 2018: a worldwide analysis, also said that India and China together made up more than one-third of the global cervical cancer burden in 2018, with India contributing with 97,000 cases and 60,000 deaths, while China recorded over 106,000 cases and 48,000 deaths.

China had the highest number of cases, whereas India had the highest estimated number of cervical cancer deaths.“China and India together contributed 35% to the global burden of cervical cancer cases and deaths,” the report said.

The researchers used data from 185 countries in the Global Cancer Observatory 2018 database. READ MORE

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