More people are dying of cancer than ever before, with cancers accounting for 15% of all deaths in 2013, up from 12% in 1990, reports the Global Burden of Cancer 2013.
Breast cancer took the most lives of women, while lung cancer was the biggest cause of deaths in men in India. Apart from cancers of the mouth and throat, the top killers among men in India and the world remained largely the same.
Lung cancer – linked with smoking — was the leading cause cancer deaths among men and women globally, but ranked eighth among Indian women, who have lower smoking rates.
Contributed By Sonia Narula