Question raised in Rajya Sabha on increase in incidents of cancer in the country, 11/08/2015

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on increase in incidents of cancer in the country, 11/08/2015. The increase in the number of cancer cases in the country may be attributed to larger number of ageing population, unhealthy life styles, use of tobacco and tobacco products, unhealthy diet, better diagnostic facilities etc. As reported by ICMR, in 2012 estimated number of cancer cases in the world by GLOBOCAN 2012, International Agency for Research on Cancer are 14067894 while for the same year estimated number of cancer cases in India by ICMR are 1057205 which works out to be 7.5% of the total cases in the world.

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