Saturday, April 12, 2014

Cancer in India - Some Facts



Every year, 10 lakh Indians are diagnosed with cancer and another six to seven lakh die of it.
And it's feared that, by 2035, these numbers may almost double to 17 lakh new patients and 12 lakh deaths per year.

More cancer specialists, more hospitals and more money for research for India-specific affordable treatment are needed to change the cancer graph of India, said the paper, written mainly by researchers at King's College in London and Tata Memorial Hospital in Parel, Mumbai.

One of the authors, Dr C S Pramesh from Tata Memorial Hospital, said the worst aspect of India's cancer picture is poor life expectancy. Over 60% of cancer patients in the US enjoy an over five-year survival rate, but the corresponding figure for India is 30%. "It's worrying that between 60% and 70% of our patients die earlier mainly because they seek treatment only after their disease has reached an advanced stage,'' said Dr Pramesh. 

The latest Lancet Oncology issue, in fact, focuses on India, China and Russia, as they account for 46% of all new cancer cases worldwide and 52% of all cancer deaths globally. It found that over two-thirds (71%) of cancer deaths in India occur in patients aged 30 to 69, with a significant number of premature deaths of people in the prime of their lives.

We must, as Indians come together and spread the awareness and make our government have a more serious approach towards this.


Reference : Times of India (12 April 2014)
Data from : Research paper on Indian cancer published in Lancet Oncology journal.

23 comments:

  1. Hi iam frm tirupati...andhra..6mnths back my dad expired with multiple myeloma at his age70...it was stage3..the cancer cells damaged kidneys n lungs....he has no bad habits....we lost my dad..even we dnt no the symptoms fo the cancer...15 days he was diagonised n died....i lost my dad.....plse tell me hw this cancer comes into the body..

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  2. It is nobody fault. The answer to your question that how it comes into ur dad's body is that no one knows exactly what happened but one thing is clear some changes occur in DNA of human body and after that cells grows out of control & damage the whole body, those are not good cells.But someday we will find the cure to stop it.

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  3. The patient (67 Years / Female) was diagnosed with RCC with mets to brain, lungs & liver in the month of June'16. She had a Urine infection and was hospitalised for almost 10 days. Doctors said she had Urosepsis & septic shock. Then she was given radiation to the brain (doctors abbreviated the therapy as SRS). Since then she was on Pazopanib 400mg once a day. Within a span of 20-25 days - we observed reduction of platelet count. This had gone down till 28k when the doctors said this might be coz of pazopanib. Pazopanb was stopped till platelet count was regained and then started again which resulted in reduction again. now the doctor have stopped Pazopanib again.
    Kindly suggest and advise.

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  4. Hi I am Deepika from kota Rajasthan. My father has oral cancer.he is in last stage and became very weak.his surgery is not possible and for cheomo or radio he is not mentally or physically fit.we are giving him ayurvedic treatment. Kindly suggest how to cure and what shd be his diet.

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    1. My Dad is also suffering from the same problem.

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    2. Hi Deepika apke dad ko ayurvedic treatment se fayada hua ya nahi? Please reply

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  10. Hi, my name is sachin, my mother suffering from leiomyosarcoma cancer. Which is very rare type cancer. Which does not has perticular treatment. So what should i do. If anybody has information please share.

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  11. Please try the treatment suggested on September 13 above as additional treatment

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  12. Can we get any financial help for needy cancer patient

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  13. Salman khan has a fund which helps up to certain limit of amt in bombay it was help for my mothers treatment

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  14. My mother is suffering uterus cancer place suggest for treatment can we go to always ashram

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  15. Many people die due to cancer because no awareness about cancer in INDIA. How HIV and Polio and other disease controlled in India? Because of awareness. So we need to educate people regarding cancer.

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  16. I am a Nigerian living with diabetes and multiple myel been receiving treatment in India since 2017
    My numbers are down and was advised to come for SCT but I don't have financial capacity to do it
    Please I need assistance from you thank you
    Kind regards
    Rakiya

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