Study reveals leading causes of cancer deaths in India

Cancer is a major cause of death in India; recent estimates attribute about 6% of all deaths nationwide to cancer. Importantly, an increasing life expectancy and growing population are expected to continue the trend of increasing cancer rates.

A recent study found that in 2010, approximately 556,400 deaths in India could be directly attributed to cancer. The top 3 cancer sites in men were oral cavity, stomach, and lung, and the top 3 cancer sites in women were the cervix, stomach, and breast, according to a nationally representative survey.

Researchers at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India, and collaborators of the...

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