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WHO report on Cancer

Date: 05 February 2020 Tags: Reports & Indices
  • Global cancer rates could rise by 60 per cent over the next 20 years, according to WHO report
  • India had an estimated 1.16 million new cancer cases in 2018,which said that one in 10 Indians will develop cancer during their lifetime and one in 15 will die of the disease.
  • Cancer patterns in India are dominated by a high burden of tobacco-related head and neck cancers, particularly oral cancer, in men and of cervical cancer in women, which are associated with lower economic strata.
  • The burden of cancer types, such as breast cancer and colorectal cancer, associated with overweight and obesity, lower levels of physical activity are associated with higher socio-economic status.