Increasing incidence of breast cancer

Posted on Oct-9-2019 in India
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Breast cancer is now the most common cancer in most cities in India and 2nd most common in the rural areas .breast cancer is one of the most common cancer in many other countries too.
Aggressive cancers in the young

Few data shows there is increase in incidence of Breast cancer in younger age groups (30’s and 40’s)

Lack of awareness of breast cancer

Knowledge on Symptoms of Breast cancer to be given to all the womens. We must make all the women’s to learn,how to self-examine breast.
The high mortality rate is due to the lack of awareness and delay in screening and diagnosis.
More than 50% of breast cancer patients in India are suffering from stage 3 and 4, where the chances of survival are extremely low.

Lack of screening

Looking out for symptoms regularly and Learn about self-tests and regularly examine your breasts on your own is the only key to identify and to control the increasing stage of these tumours.

Take away message

Breast self-examination is the only way to identify earlier stage before the symptoms develop.
Talk to more people and spread the word about breast cancer and the importance of breast screening and early detection
We must make breast-screening compulsory for all the women.

Act before it is too late

1.A peek into epidemiology, screening, management of breast cancer in developing countries: Experience from two regional cancer centers in India. Breast J. 2018 May;24(3):422-423. doi: 10.1111/tbj.12965. Epub 2017 Dec 5.

  1. Sociodemographic Factors and Late-stage Diagnosis of Breast Cancer in India: A Hospital-based Study. Indian J Med Paediatr Oncol. 2017 Jul-Sep;38(3):277-281. doi: 10.4103/ijmpo.ijmpo_15_16.
  2. PBCR (Population Based Cancer Registry) in India.
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