Cancer incidence among women a cause for concern, says Governor

  • | Saturday | 29th September, 2018

Mobile cancer screening units and satellite outpatient department centres in other cities planned by MVR Cancer Centre are instances of such outreach programmes,” he added. The Governor also pointed out that the fear among patients of the treatment protocol remained a hurdle in cancer management. One woman dies of cancer every 10 minutes, if we can trust available statistics,” the Governor observed. Expressing concern over the ever-increasing number of women cancer patients in Kerala, Governor P. Sathasivam on Friday asked the State to take a comprehensive look at the issue, beginning with the creation of a credible online cancer registry and publishing details of all available treatment facilities. “Around 5,00,000 people die of cancer every year in our country, not to mention detection of more than 7,00,000 newer cases.

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