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Cancer Detection

Cancer in India varies by gender and location. However, for males the clear trend is that tobacco-related cancers (lung, mouth) are the most prevalent, while for women, breast cancer is of highest concern, followed by cancer of the cervix.Below are the relative proportional rates for the top cancers in selected regions as per the National Cancer Registry Programme (NCRP).

Smoking and Health Infographic
Source: U.S. National Cancer Institute

 

  • Bangalore: Male - lung (10.6%); Female - breast (27.5%)
  • Barshi: Male - mouth (8.6%); Female - cervix uteri (26.7%)
  • Bhopal: Male - mouth (15.3%); Female - breast (31.2%)
  • Chennai: Male - lung (9.8%); Female - breast (30.7%)
  • Delhi: Male - lung (10.5%); Female - breast (28.6%)
  • Mumbai: Male - lung (10.4%); Female - breast (28.8%)
  • Cachar District: Male - oesophagus (10.2%); Female - breast (14.3%)
  • Dibrughar District: Male - oesophagus (15.3%); Female - breast (19.0%)
  • Kamrup Urban District: Male - oesophagus (14.3%); Female - breast (17.5%)
  • Manipur, including Imphal: Male - lung (17.2%); Female - breast (15.3%)
  • Mizoram, including Aizawl: Male - stomach (18.5%); Female - cervix uteri (15.9%)
  • Sikkim: Male - stomach (15.8%); Female - breast (12.7%)
  • Ahmedabad: Male - mouth (20.3%); Female - breast (31.5%)
  • Aurangabad: Male - lung (12.3%); Female - breast (30.6%)
  • Kolkata: Male - lung (18.9%); Female - breast (25.4%)
  • Kollam District: Male - lung (18.2%); Female - breast (27.9%)
  • Nagpur: Male - mouth (15.7%); Female - breast (31.9%)
  • Pune: Male - mouth (10.6%); Female - breast (31.4%)
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Male - lung (13.0%); Female - breast (28.5%)
  • Meghalaya: Male - oesophagus (30.8%); Female - oesophagus (22.2%)
  • Tripura: Male - lung (17.6%); Female - cervix uteri (16.8%)
  • Nagaland: Male - nasopharynx (15.3%); Female - cervix uteri (16.7%)
  • Wardha District: Male - mouth (14.6%); Female - breast (28.2%)
  • Naharlagun: Male - stomach (24.5%); Female - stomach (13.8%)
  • Pasighat: Male - stomach (19.4%); Female - cervix uteri (23.9%)
  • Patiala District: Male - oesophagus (11.7%); Female - breast (30.3%)

Source: NCRP, Three-Year Review 2012-2014