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EPIDEMIOLOGY

Based on National Cancer Registry Programme (ICMR), report of (2001-03), about 25% of the total cancer cases among Indian women constitutes of Breast cancer. The crude incidence rate of Breast cancer at India level is about 85 per 100,000 women per year. It is estimated that about 85000 new cases of Breast cancer are occurring in India, every year. The mortality rate is around 7 per 100,000 cases per year.

Cancer of cervix followed by breast cancer are the commonest cancers among women in Barshi, Bangalore, Bhopal & Chennai. Breast cancer is the commonest in Delhi & Mumbai followed by cancer cervix. The rise in incidence is being documented mainly in the metros, it is reported that one in 22 women in India is likely to suffer from breast cancer during her lifetime, while in America one in eight women is a victim of this deadly cancer.

 

 

Common Cancers in among Women in India

Rank

Bangalore

Bhopal

Chennai

Delhi

Mumbai

Barshi

1

Cervix

Cervix

Cervix

Breast

Breast

Cervix

 

30.8

24.9

41.9

29.0

27.1

27.7

2

Breast

Breast

Breast

Cervix

Cervix

Breast

 

21.4

22.2

22.4

29.0

19.5

8.0

Figures are age-standardized rates for the specific cancer sites. Figures for Bangalore, Chennai & Mumbai are for the years 1982-94. For other registries the figures are for the years 1988-94.