Breast cancer rises in India

Bagchi, Sanjit
July 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/1/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 1, p27
Academic Journal
The article reports on the increasing cases of breast cancer in India due to women adoption of Western lifestyles by marrying and bearing children later in life. Umberto Veronesi, scientific director of the European Institute of Oncology, suggests that the Indian government should adopt early detection strategies like purchasing of mammography machines for hospitals and health care facilities. Statistical information related to the increase of breast cancer conducted by International Association of Cancer Research in Lyon, France is provided.


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