Cancer cases in India likely to soar 15.7% by 2025: ICMR

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New cancer cases in India are estimated to grow by 15.7% by 2025, according to the cancer registry released by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

In 2020, tobacco related cancers are estimated to contribute 3.7 lakh of the total cancer burden, the data shows.

Among women, breast cancers are estimated to contribute two lakh and  cervix cancer are estimated to contribute 0.75 lakh cases. For both men and women, cancers of the  gastrointestinal tract is estimated to contribute 2.7 lakh of the total cancer burden, the Apex research body stated.

While there is huge regional disparity, the northeast reported the highest number of cases in both males and females.

Data shows that Aizwal district in Mizoram recorded the highest number of cancer cases among males while Papumpare district in Arunachal Pradesh reported the highest rate of the disease among women.

ICMR conducted a country-wide study from various population-based and hospital-based cancer registries.


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