CANCER :The Facts You Should Know

THE incidence of breast cancer is increasing rapidly in India and it has overtaken cancer of the cervix, statistics reveal. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting females. Recent Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data shows that the incidence of breast cancer is high among Indian females in the metropolitan cities of Mumbai, Chennai, and Delhi. Although the data available in India is not very reliable, it is estimated that one in 22 Indian females is likely to develop breast cancer during her lifetime in contrast to one in eight in America.