Cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality among adults in India. In 2016, about 14 lakh cases of cancer were recorded
Among these recorded cases, it is more of women than men, who have been diagnosed with cancer, with the most common forms being breast, lung and cervical cancer.
Statistics on how cancer strikes more women
”One woman dies of cervical cancer every 8 minutes in India,” while, ”For every 2 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, one woman dies of it in India.”
The fact that more number of women have cancer than men in India reverses the global trend, which sees a 25 per cent higher cancer incidence of men than women.
According to a recently released World Cancer Report, 5.37 lakh Indian women were diagnosed with cancer in 2012, as compared to 4.77 lakh men. On the other hand, death caused by cancer is higher among men, as compared to women.