Cancer infected people are of a large number of poor and illiterate Indians because of ignorance of it— oral, lung, cervical, breast etc.
Nearly 23% deaths recorded from tobacco-related cancer, almost 1.2 lakh deaths in 2010, 40% deaths in men and 20% in women. In men, Lung, Oral and Stomach cancer are common while cervical and breast cancer affects mostly women.
It is said that Tobacco is the biggest killer who is responsible for major death of rural men as compared to their urban counterparts.
Researchers reportedly said, “Prevention of tobacco-related cancers and cervical cancer, and early detection of treatable cancers, can reduce cancer deaths in India, particularly in the rural areas. The substantial variation in cancer rates in India suggests other risk factors or causative agents that remain to be discovered.”
Further it revealed, major kind of Cancer that doubling the infected toll of people is Oral Cancer, left the cases of lung cancer in individuals aged between 30 and 69. Indian deaths are higher leading the cause of cancer that can be avoided, in comparison of Western countries.
One of the author, Dr Rajendra Badwe, director of Tata Memorial Centre, said, “Though the overall cancer mortality in western countries is higher than in India, the average age of those who have died is above 70.”
This latest study is more relevant and accurate based on outcome of 800 professionals who were sent door-to-door across 1 million homes in 6,671 small both the neglected rural areas as well as urban cities that were selected randomly to be representative of all of India.