Cases of common cancer, including oral, cervical and breast cancer, diagnosed at state-run NCD clinics increased by nearly 324% between 2017 and 2018 Gujarat recorded the most number of cases of common cancer in 2018, followed by Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana & West Bengal
In 2018, out of 6.5 crore people who visited the hospital, 1.6 lakh people diagnosed with one of the common cancers, 39635 cases were detected in 2017.
According to the National Cancer Registry Programme of the India Council of Medical Research (ICMR), more than 1300 Indians die every day due to cancer. Between 2012 and 2014, the mortality rate due to cancer increased by approximately 6%.
Symptoms & Warning Signs of Cancer
Change in bowel or bladder habits.
A sore that does not heal.
Unusual bleeding or discharge.
Thickening or lump in the breast or elsewhere.
Indigestion or difficulty in swallowing.
Obvious change in a wart or mole.
Nagging cough or hoarseness.