One out of every 22 women in India is prone to the breast cancer, which has emerged as the second largest type of cancer among the females in the country, next only to the cervical cancer.
The doctors say that the breast cancer, which affects women more in urban and educated sectors has over taken the cervical cancer in the metropolitans.
`India is adding nearly 80,000 new cases of the breast cancer each year. The incidence is higher in the urban and educated women, ” said former head of Department of General Surgery at PGI Prof S.M. Bose, who also gave a lecture at the GCG, Sector 42, to create awareness about the disease on the “Breast Cancer Day” yesterday.