Cancer cases to increase by 12.7 percent in India by 2025: ICMR
Updated: Mar 2nd, 2023
– A 24.7 percent increase in cancer has been reported in the country in 8 years
– Causes of cancer: Tobacco-alcohol consumption, obesity, lack of nutrients and lack of physical activity
New Delhi: Indian Council of Medical Research – ICMR has warned that there will be a 12.7 percent increase in cancer cases in the country by 2025. The main causes of cancer include smoking, tobacco and alcohol consumption, obesity, lack of nutrients in the body and lack of physical activity. According to ICMR, about 1.4 lakh cases of cancer were reported in states and union territories in 2020, which increased to 14.26 lakh in 2021 and 14.61 lakh in 2022.
According to health experts, there has been a huge increase in the number of cancer cases along with heart diseases, respiratory diseases in the country.
Aging age, lifestyle changes and lack of exercise and nutritious diet are the main factors contributing to the increase in cancer cases. Often due to the lack of information about the symptoms of cancer, it is too late to treat the disease and the cancer progresses.
According to statistics from the last few years, mouth and lung cancers are the most common in men, while breast cancer and uterine cancer are more common in women.
According to the figures of Bengaluru-based ICMR’s National Center for Disease Informatics and Research, all types of cancer have increased by 22.7 percent from 2015 to 2022. Adolescents of 14 years of age are more likely to develop blood cancer or lymphoid leukemia.
A surgical oncologist said that even younger people are now getting cancer in India. India has a higher incidence of mouth, lung, brain and prostate cancer in men and breast, uterine and cervical cancer in women. In all these cancers, the patient’s life can be saved if diagnosed and treated on time.