Cancer Cases on Rapid roll in Kerala State

Published on: 06 Dec, 2012
Published under: General Kerala News, Kerala Health News

6 December 2012

‘Hospital Based Cancer Registry’ (HBCR) of Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) released figures which says that the cancer cases in the state has increased rapidly since 3 decades. Where number of patients in 2011 alone was 14,016 against 3,696 in 1982, Press Trust of India (PTI) quoted statement from the hospital.

HBCR was established in 1982 as part of the National Network for Cancer Registry Programme of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) to collect information on cancer patients reporting to the centre. According to the HBCR data, breast and thyroid Cancer are found to have been more prevalent among women. Though the cancer of uterine cervix has declined in the last 30 years, the number of breast cancer cases have shot up alarmingly, especially among youngsters.

While the incidence of lung cancer among men registered a marginal increase from 11.9 per cent in 1982 to 13.6 per cent in 2011, the number of oral cancer patients declined from 29.3 per cent to 13.9 per cent during the same period, it said.According to the data there is steep rise in the leukemia case among both men and women.


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