Cancer is no longer a rare condition and let’s find out the number of cancer patients in Karnataka. Over the past 26 years, the number of cancer cases diagnosed in India has doubled.
In 2018, there were a total of 168,122 cases of common types of cancer were diagnosed at state-run NCS clinics. Of these 20,084 cases were detected in Karnataka alone. This marked a dramatic increase from the 3,523 types of common cancer cases detected in Karnataka in 2017.
Cancer Patients In Karnataka – Interesting Statistics
According to the Cancer Atlas published by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) thyroid cancer is more common in the coastal parts of Karnataka.
Cancer Patients In Bangalore
In Bangalore, there are 126 cases of cancer detected amongst every 1 lakh people. According to the Population Based Cancer Registry, there are more cases of cancer detected in women than in men.
For every 1 lakh men and women, there are 113.4 and 139.1 cancer cases diagnosed respectively. This put Bangalore ahead of New Delhi and Mumbai.
|Gender||No. of Cases Detected Per 1 Lakh|
Breast cancer patients in Karnataka has increased manifold over time. From 1998 to 2008, the number of cases of breast cancer detected per 100,000 men and women increased from 16 to 34.1. This is the most common type of cancer detected in women in Bangalore.
While the number of breast cancer cases has increased in the decade, the number of cervical cancer cases has reduced. In the same period, cervical cancer cases fell from 28.1% to 14%.
What the above numbers indicate is that awareness of different types of cancer, recognizing their symptoms and seeking early treatment is the need of the hour.
For this reason, there is a number of cancer screening camps organized across parts of urban and rural Karnataka. In 2017-18, the Indian Cancer Society planned on doubling the number of camps organized in Karnataka each year.