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INCIDENCE OF CANCER - WORLWIDE

Globally it is estimated that there are 7.6 million new cancer cases, of which 52% occur in developing countries. The magnitude of the problem of cancer in the Indian Sub-Continent in terms of sheer number is most alarming. The estimated new cases of cancer in India per year is nearly 6.5   lakhs and at the start of the next millenniums estimated to be 806.000. The crude incidence of cancer in India is approximately 100 per 100,000 population. This is only a third or fourth of the incidence in the affluent countries of Europe and North America. The Cancer in women in the Indian Sub-continent constitutes more than 50% of the total cancer. The most common cancer observed by Indian registries are those related to tobacco usage in males while among females, the most common cancer are those of the Uterine Cervix, Breast and Oral cavity. In Karnataka a state in the southern part of India, it is estimated that annually there are about 35,000 incident cancers whereas, the prevalent cancer accounts to about 1,50,000. More than one third of these cancers are seen and attended to at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology. Most of these cancers, especially in women are easily accessible and have sensitive early detection tests and techniques. In addition, Cervix and oral cancers have well established phases of evolution from pre cancer to cancer. Thus are ideally suited for both primary and secondary prevention.

REGIONAL CANCER CENTERS IN INDIA.