By the end of 2020, there will be 13.9 lakh cancer cases across the country a report by the National Cancer Registry Programme (NCRP) has estimated. The report is taken on the basis of current trends the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said today. According to the report, the number of cancer cases is likely to increase to 15.7 lakh by 2025.
"The National Cancer Registry Programme (NCRP) Report 2020, released by ICMR and National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research, Bengaluru, estimates that based on current trends, there will be 13.9 lakh cancer cases by the end of 2020 which is likely to increase to 15.7 lakhs by 2025," the ICMR tweeted. In the year 2018, 11.57 lakh fresh cases of cancer were detected. 33% of the common cancers are detected at an early stage in India, the NCRP report 2020 stated.
The increase in number is highly projected on females. A recent report from the month of July says, incidence of patients with cancer is higher for females -712,758 than males 6,79,421 and the cancer incidence burden is expected to be 98.7 per 100,000 population as a conservative estimate. The report also shows that one in 68 males is affected by lung cancer and 1 in 29 females are affected by breast cancer, and 1 in 9 Indians will develop cancer during their lifetime between 0-74 years of age. The most common cancers in men include – cancers in lung, mouth, oesophagus, stomach and nasopharynx cancers. And in women, cancer in the breast and cervix uteri was common.