Currently, the whole world is fighting against Corona. More than 2 lakh people have died. There is a great crisis in the world but you will be shocked to hear the number of deaths due to cancer which is considered leprosy. Cancer that kills millions of people worldwide every year.
According to the WHO report, in the year 2018 alone, 96 lakh people lost their lives in the world like cancer, and 181 million new cases were detected. Of these, 70 percent died in poor or middle-income countries like India. In India, cancer killed 7.84 lakh people, which means that 8% of the total deaths occurred in India.
According to a 2017 report in the Journal of Global Oncology, the death rate from cancer in India is double that of a developed country. 7 out of every 10 cancer patients in India die and the reason behind this is the shortage of doctors treating cancer.
There is 1 doctor for every 100 patients in America while there is one patient for every 2000 cancer patients in India which shows how pathetic the situation is in terms of health facilities in India. What a huge gap between a developed and a poor, developing country.
Surprisingly, more women than men are diagnosed with cancer, but the death rate is higher among men.
According to the WHO report, there were 5.87 lakh female cancer patients and 5.70 lakh male cancer patients in India in 2018, but 3.71 lakh women died of cancer while 4.13 lakh men died.
Which is 42,000 more? The highest incidence of oral and lung cancer in men and the highest incidence of breast and cervical cancer in women.
In 2018, 87,000 women died of breast cancer in India, i.e. 239 deaths per day, 164 deaths per day from uterine cancer, and 99 deaths per day from ovarian cancer. For men who chewed tobacco, tobacco use was responsible for 22 percent of deaths from alarm bells or cancer.
Corona has taken the world hostage but India recently lost two Bollywood stars Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor who were also suffering from cancer. Modern technology, research is being done in the medical field but the reality is that even in the 21st century, leprosy cancer is affecting millions of people.