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India’s Alarming Cancer Burden – Lancet Study

India’s Alarming Cancer Burden - Lancet Study mind map
Recent News:
India's Cancer Statistics 2019:
12 lakh new cases
9.3 lakh deaths
Second-highest in Asia
Publication:
The Lancet Regional Health Southeast Asia journal
When:
Study period:
1990 to 2019
Latest data:
2019
Why:
Increasing cancer cases:
Industrial growth
Urbanisation
Migration
Motor vehicle usage
Risk Factors:
Smoking
Alcohol
Air pollution
Smokeless tobacco
What
Dominant cancers:
Tracheal, bronchus, lung
Cervical cancer in women
Risk reduction strategies:
Improved water and sanitation
Reduce Helicobacter pylori transmission
Screening and treatment:
Timely cancer screening
Treatment availability
Focus on cost-effectiveness
Coverage of treatment expenses
Where:
Comparison across:
49 Asian countries
India's global rank:
Lip and oral cavity cancer deaths: 32.9%
Lip and oral cavity new cases: 28.1%
Who:
Research Team:
International researchers
National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Affected population:
All age groups
Higher in older age groups
How:
Study methodology:
Comparative analysis
Cancer data from 49 countries
Significance:
Awareness:
Highlights urgent need for action
Policy guidance:
Provides data for health policies
Challenges:
Increasing burden:
Rising pollution levels
Lifestyle changes
Infrastructure challenges:
Limited oncologic infrastructure in low and medium-income countries
Way Forward:
Proposed actions:
Enhanced focus on prevention
Strengthen healthcare infrastructure

This mindmap outlines the key aspects of India’s alarming cancer burden as highlighted by a recent Lancet study. The study, which analyzed data from 1990 to 2019, reveals that India recorded approximately 1.2 million new cancer cases and 930,000 deaths in 2019, ranking second in Asia in terms of the cancer burden. The study sheds light on the dominant types of cancer, key risk factors, and the need for timely cancer screening and treatment, especially in low and medium-income countries. It also emphasizes the role of industrial growth, urbanization, migration, and motor vehicle usage in the rising cancer cases, highlighting the importance of addressing these factors to mitigate the increasing cancer burden.

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