The Cancer Scenario in India

The Cancer Scenario in India

August 1, 2019

Cancer is the second most common disease in India responsible for maximum mortality with about 0.3 million deaths per year. According to WHO’s Cancer Report, in India, lung, oral, lip, throat and neck cancers are the most common among men while women suffer more from cervix, breast and ovarian cancers. In the elderly, the most commonly occurring cancers are kidney, intestine and prostate cancer. If you need to Consult the best oncologist in chennai contact us

Breast, cervical and stomach cancers are responsible for the majority of cancer deaths among women in India, while lung, oral and stomach cancers are the leading causes of cancer death in Indian men.

Male Cancer Statistics:

The various types of cancers majorly affected to the males are:

  • Lung – 31.2%
  • Urinary bladder – 16.5%
  • Mouth – 16.5%
  • Tongue – 11.8%
  • Larynx – 10.0%

Female Cancer Statistics:

According to latest survey around 4.5 – 5% of the rise in cancer cases every year are seen all over India. Cancers like breast cancer, ovarian cancer are leading with highest ratio in the world. Females are majorly affected by the following cancers:

  • Lung Cancer – 36.5%
  • Esophagus – 18.8%
  • Urinary Bladder – 15.3%
  • Mouth – 12.9%
  • Tongue – 10.6%

Common environmental factors that contribute to cancer death include exposure to different chemical and physical agents (tobacco use accounts for 25–30% of cancer deaths), environmental pollutants, diet and obesity (30–35%), infections (15–20%), and radiation (both ionizing and non-ionizing, up to 10%). Get consultation from Dr.Vimal Athithan – Best Surgical oncologist in Chennai