Ground Report | New Delhi: Two lakh cancer cases in India; The latest report of ICMR, at least 1,90,000 cases of cancer are being reported in India every year. On studying these cases, more shocking information has come to the fore.
Two lakh cancer cases in India
- A total of 13,32,207 cancer cases were registered in the country from 2012 to 2019 under the National Cancer Registry Program (NCRP) of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Of these, 6,10,084 cases were analyzed.
- More in men
- Out of these 6,10,084 cases, 3,19,098 (52.4%) cases were found in males and 2,90,986 (47.6%) cases in females.
- Certain cancers are more common in women
- Cases of thyroid cancer (1 percent in men vs. 2.5 percent of women) and gall bladder cancer (2.2 percent of men vs. 3.7 percent of women) were found to be higher in women.
- gynecological cancer more
- Gynecological cancers account for more than half of the total cancer cases in women. These include breast cancer.
- head and neck cancer
- About a third (31.2 percent) of the total cancer cases in men were found in the head and neck region.
tobacco big reason
- Tobacco was found to be a major cause of cancer. Of the total cancer cases in men, 48.7 percent cases were found to be related to tobacco use. In women, this ratio was found to be 16.5 percent.
- middle-aged most affected
- Most cancer cases were found among people between the ages of 45 and 64. More cases of prostate cancer than just men were found in men over the age of 65.
- children also suffer
- According to the study, out of the total cases of all types of cancer, 7.9 cases were found in children.
dependence on chemotherapy
Chemotherapy was found to be the most commonly used treatment, regardless of the type of cancer and how far it spread in the body.