Breast cancer is one of the alarming diseases crippling the women population in India. The number of cases is increasing in both rural and urban part of the subcontinent. It is the most common cancer among the younger population. In India, the population represents a pyramid where the base represents the younger patients. It means that the number of cases will be higher in terms of percentage. It has been found that 1 in 25 women develop this cancer. The saddest part is one out of two dies. The mortality rate is almost 50% among the patients. Breast cancer in India As per CORE, the data suggest the following alarming information that we must keep in mind.
- Only 12.5% of the affected patients seek treatment in the early stages of breast cancer.
- 1.5 Lakh new cases appear every year.
- Breast cancer is witnessing the highest increase over the years in comparison to the other cancer cases.
- Nearly 1 out of 28 women are affected diagnosed with breast cancer during the early 30s. The highest cases are recorded in the age range of 50 – 64 years.
- Genetic disorder