Telangana likely to have 53,000 cancer patients by 2025

Telangana is expected to have 53,000 cancer patients by 2025. According to the ‘Cancer Profile and Related Factors, Telangana 2021’ report, the state is expected to have 24,857 male and 28,708 female cancer patients by 2025.

The report says that for every million children, 55 boys and 39 girls develop cancer each year. By 2025, the state is expected to have 24,857 male and 28,708 female cancer patients, according to the ‘Cancer Profile and Related Factors Telangana 2021′ report.

February 4 is marked as ‘World Cancer Day‘ to raise awareness about cancer and encourage its prevention, detection and treatment. World Cancer Day is led by the Union for International Cancer Control to support the goals of the World Declaration Against Cancer, drafted in 2008.

The data, collected by the Indian Council of Medical Research in Bengaluru through a network of population-based cancer registries (PBCRs) and hospital cancer registries (HBCRs), indicates that an average of 3,865 cancer cases are registered in the state per year.

The breast is the main site of cancer among women and the mouth among men. Similarly, the cumulative risk of developing cancer of any site in the age group 0 to 74 years is one in nine men and one in seven women, the report says.

“Major scientific milestones such as immunotherapy, next-generation sequencing, and targeted therapies, among others, have had a major impact on cancer care over the past decade,” said Dr. Srinath Bharadwaj, a medical oncology consultant at Apollo Hospitals.

“The care gap can be addressed by establishing more centres at the district level and hiring more specialists. Organizing more screening camps, promoting awareness through social media and enriching knowledge through websites will help this society to know more about cancer,” said Dr. Madhu Devarasetty, Consultant Surgical Oncologist at KIMS Hospitals, Secunderabad.


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