A Geographic Pathology Study of Cancer in India

A Geographic Pathology Study of Cancer in India

August 1, 2019

Regional variation in cancer incidence and mortality is driven by multiple factor. Other than internal factors like genetic, hormonal and poor immune conditions, external or environmental factors like food habits, industrialization, pollution and lifestyle can also cause cancer. This is why a geographic pathology study can give some indication of the proportion of cancers that could be prevented by modifying specific harmful lifestyle or environmental factors. If you need to Consult the best oncologist in chennai contact us

Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, the country’s most and second-most populous states, also recorded the highest incidence of cancer by absolute numbers in the three years between 2016 and 2018, the government informed Lok Sabha last week, quoting figures estimated by an Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) report.

The estimated incidence of Cancer cases (for both men and women) in Uttar Pradesh were 2,45,231; 2,57,353; and 2,70,053 for the years 2016, 2017, and 2018 respectively. The corresponding numbers for Maharashtra were 1,32,726; 1,38,271; and 1,44,032. Among the lowest estimated incidence was seen in Haryana and Assam, the smaller among the major states.  Get consultation from Dr.Vimal Athithan – Best Surgical oncologist in Chennai