Fact Sheet About Cancer
There are more than 100 types of cancers, almost any part of the body can be affected.
- cervical, oral cavity, lung and colorectal.
The five most frequent cancers (ranking defined by total number of cases) in India in men and women are breast,
Cancer is the second most common cause of death in India (after cardiovascular disease).
Use of tobacco products (e.g. smoking cigarettes) are the single most preventable cause of death worldwide.
More women in India die from cervical cancer than in any other country.
- women in Indian cities.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in India and accounts for about a quarter of all cancers in
The average age for breast cancer in India is almost a decade lower than that in the west.
- cured if detected early and treated adequately.
Cancers of major public health relevance such as breast, oral, cervical, gastric, lung and colorectal cancer can be
In India, the crude cancer incidence rate is highest in Kerala and Mizoram, followed by Haryana, Delhi, Karnataka, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Assam.
Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly 10 million deaths in 2020.