132,000 new cervical cancer cases every year: ChavanMarch 26th, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) There is need for organised screening to tackle the growing incidences of cervical cancer that is affecting at least 132,000 women in India every year, Science and Technology Minister Prithviraj Chavan said Friday.
“India is trying to reduce the cervical cancer burden. But organised screening programme is not popular in India,” said Chavan, adding that such a screening programme is the need of the hour.
“India reports 132,000 new cases of cervical cancer every year. This contributes to 26 percent of the total cancer cases in India,” the minister said inaugurating an international conference on the subject here.
“Young women are losing lives due to this disease and this is impacting their families,” he said and invited researchers and pharma companies to bring out affordable medicine for the disease.
At least 1,000 delegates including 500 from 40 foreign countries are participating in the two-day event that began Friday.
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