According to a study by the World Health Organization, one in 12 women in urban India will develop cancer in their lifetime. Approximately 40 per cent of new cases of cancer in India afflict women. In the past decade, breast cancer has overtaken cervical cancer as the most common cancer among women in Indian cities such as Mumbai and Delhi. Also, India has the highest rate of cervical cancer in the world. One in every 10 cancer deaths worldwide is in urban India. What’s more alarming, 75-80 per cent of patients are in advanced stages of the disease at the time of diagnosis.
Visit http://www.csrtindia.org to get more information about cancer screening.
If you are seeking information on cancer, the Internet is your best option. Here are a few useful websites:
This website hosted by the Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR) is a collection of online communities that provide accurate information n a supportive environment
The website of the American Cancer Society is focused on research and education, patient and community services and patient-based program
The website provides information on its various activities, branches and other useful cancer links
This website has been created by Steve Dunn, a cancer survivor, and covers individual experiences and a collection of articles on medical literature, clinical trails, cancer statistics, etc
The Gujarat Cancer Society (GCS) website provides substantial cancer-related information and case studies
The focuses on the program of the National Institute of Health, USA, coordinating a national research program on cancer causes and prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment
A comprehensive website from the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center that contains information regarding sites, treatment and emotional support as well as current articles, literature and research information
This website provides basic information through a series of articles, forums, a newsletter and a chat room
The National Association of Breast Cancer Organizations, USA, provides information and assistance to patients and family members
The Centre for Cervical Health provided information on Pap tests, useful information and resources
The Vulvar Pain Foundation provides information on treatment, support and research and promotes awareness
This site provides information on ovarian cancer, its symptoms and treatment
A support site for ovarian cancer, it offers details about women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and the survivors