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India’s Cancer Burden

  Sep 16, 2020

India’s Cancer Burden

Q. Why is this in news?

Recently, The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)­ National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research (NCDIR) National Cancer Registry Programme Report of August 2020 has estimated that the number of cancer cases in India in 2020 is 13.9 lakh. 

Moreover, 

Q. What is most prevalent forms of cancers ?

Q. What are Risk Factors associated ?

Q. What would be its impact?

Q. What should be Focus Approach?

Q. What are few Government’s Steps in this regard?

Q. What might be way forward ?

A. As India is committed to achieving a one-third reduction in cancer related

deaths by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals , our approach to fight cancer  should not simply focus on diagnostics, treatment modalities and vaccines, but emphasise inclusivity in thinking and action for equitable solutions that can greatly reduce the impact of cancer across all socioeconomic levels in the country.