Cancer trends in Bengal

Last Modified: Thu Jan 28 2016 22:53:57 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 6
    districts - Hooghly, Nadia, Howrah, South 24 parganas, North 24 parganas and Burdwan, in which Apollo Gleneagles hospital conducted the study.
  • 1.8 lakh
    people from the communities in these 6 districts were part of the study that was conducted since January 1, 2013 .
  • 40%
    men from these districts suffered from some form of oral cancer due to excessive use of chewing tobacco. Of these, almost 60% were cases of buccal mucosa cancer which is a direct result of chewing tobacco.
  • 28%
    of men in these regions have suffered fro cancer of the gastro-intestine region - stomach, gall bladder, colon and rectum, making it the second most prevalent among men in the region.
  • 28%
    of women suffered from cervical cancer, followed by breast cancer (22%).
  • 26%
    or so, or 1 in 4 people diagnosed with cancer, was below the age of 44.
  • 41%
    were between 56-60 years of age.