May 182015
 

1,300 Die of Cancer

With more than 1,300 persons succumbing to cancer every day, it has become one of the major causes of death occurring in the country due to communicable and life-style ailments, followed by tuberculosis.

As per data of the National Cancer Registry Programme of the India Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the estimated mortality rate due to cancer saw an increase of six per cent approximately between 2012 and 2014.

There has been close to 5 lakh deaths due to cancer in the country in 2014.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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