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Changing trend of Breast Cancer incidence in India

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Breast Cancer and the age wise distribution in India

This graph depicts the changing trend in the age wise distribution of breast cancer in our country. Over the years, the incidence of breast cancer has increases dramatically and there has been a higher increase in the incidence between 30-40 years of age. This is mainly attributable to the lifestyle changes visible in the Indian society. Another major factor, which is difficult to quantify is the increase in pollution levels.
It is important we realise this change and encourage patients to take corrective measure to control the modifiable risk factors like smoking, alcohol consumption, obesity. Also increased awareness is required, so that these cancers can be detected early.
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2 thoughts on “Changing trend of Breast Cancer incidence in India

  1. Thank you for this information.
    I am guessing that this trend is also present in the US as well. The medical clinic where I work has seen an increase in premenopausal breast cancer cases in recent years, it would be interesting to see the official demographics.
    Regards-

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