Improving Cancer Care in India
Sangmeshwar Yewange, Shyamlila B. Bavage, Vidyasagar Galib, NANDKISHOR B. BAVAGE
Cancer control
This will be mainly due to steadily aging populations in both developed and developing countries and also to current trends in smoking prevalence and the growing adoption of unhealthy life styles. In a developing country such as India there has been a steady increase in the Crude Incidence Rate (CIR) of allcancers affecting both men and women over the last 15 years. The increase reported by the cancer registries is nearly 12 per cent from 1985 to 2001, representing a 57 per cent rise in India's cancer burden. The total number of new cases, which stood at 5.3 lakhs Care lakh is 100,000 in 1985 has risen to over 8.3 lakhs today. The pattern of cancers has changed over the years, with a disturbing increase in cases that are linked to the use of tobacco. Earlier, it was in fifth place. Among women in ur banareas, cancer of the uterine cervix had the highest incidence 15 years ago, but it has now been overtaken by breast cancer. In rural areas, cervical cancer remains the most common form of the disease
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 6, Issue 11

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