Cancer Facts

  • One woman dies of cervical cancer every 8 minutes in India
  • For every 2 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, one woman dies of it in India.
  • As many as 2,500 persons die every day due to tobacco-related diseases in India.
  • Smoking accounts for 1 in 5 deaths among men and 1 in 20 deaths among women, accounting for an estimated 9,30,000 deaths in 2010.
Cancer Statistics in India
  • Estimated number of people living with the disease: around 2.5 million.
  • Every year, new cancer patients registered: Over 7 lakh.
  • Cancer-related deaths: 5,56,400.

Deaths in the age group between 30-69 years

Total: 3,95,400 (71% of all cancer related deaths) Men: 2,00,100 Women: 1,95,300

Cancers of oral cavity and lungs in males and cervix and breast in females account for over 50% of all cancer deaths in India.

The top five cancers in men and women account for 47.2% of all cancers; these cancers can be prevented, screened for and/or detected early and treated at an early stage. This could significantly reduce the death rate from these cancers.

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