Breast Cancer: Risk Factors and Symptoms
Breast Cancer is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Globally, over 1.5 million women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. The GLOBACON 2012 report suggests that there is a steep rise in both morbidity and mortality related to breast cancer in India between 2008-2012. Breast cancer affects 25.8 per 100,000 Indians and accounts for 12.7 per 100,000 deaths among Indian women. When compared to the Western population, breast cancer occurs almost a decade earlier among the Indian women. Lack of early screening and the unavailability of appropriate medical care are the most common barriers of effective breast cancer management in India.