New Delhi, March 05, 2016: With more than 1,300 persons succumbing to cancer every day, it has become one of the major causes of death occurring in the country due to communicable and life-style ailments, followed by tuberculosis.
As per data of the National Cancer Registry Programme of the India Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the estimated mortality rate due to cancer saw an increase of six per cent approximately between 2012 and 2014. Large number of ageing population, unhealthy lifestyles, use of tobacco and tobacco products, unhealthy diets, lack of diagnostic facilities, etc. are some of the factors that can be attributed to the increase in the number of cancer deaths
Keeping these in mind, Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, Hony. Secretary General, IMA recently attended the International Workshop on "Cancer Awareness, prevention, Screening and Early detection for SAARC Nations" organized by Delhi State Cancer Institute, Govt. of NCT of Delhi. At the event, he shared IMA’s view of reducing the cancer burden in the country.