India's Cancer Statistics & Facts

In India, one in nine people are likely to develop cancer during their lifetime

Lung, breast, mouth and cervical cancers were the leading sites of cancer in males and females

Rapid urbanization, unhealthy lifestyles, outdoor air pollution are responsible for the emerging cancer burden in India

Deaths due to cancer has remained among the top five causes of deaths in India over the last decade

The top cancers in women were breast cancer, cervix, ovary and corpus uteri

Among men lung, mouth and tongue cancers were common, all associated with smoking & tobacco use

India ranked third after China and the US according to 2020 WHO ranking on cancer burden

Last, cancer may be complicated to fight, but most cancers are curable if treated appropriately