The compelling necessity for improvement in cancer screening in India in this decade

Published

2022-12-31

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47203/IJCH.2022.v34i04.024

Keywords:

Cancer Screening, Risk Factors, Early Detection of Cancer

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  • Yasmin Khan International Institute of Health Management Research - International Institute Of Health Management Research Delhi; https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6714-7750
  • Avani Verma International Institute of Health Management Research - International Institute Of Health Management Research Delhi; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5789-5349
  • Anila Varghese King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2056-4212
  • Sidharth Sekhar Mishra International Institute of Health Management Research - International Institute Of Health Management Research Delhi; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9711-5503

Abstract

In 2020, cancers of the breast, lip and oral cavity and cervix were the three most common cancers in India.(1) The national programme for prevention and control of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and stroke (NPCDCS) recommends a population-based screening for identifying pre-cancerous lesions and early detection of these three cancers by front line health workers.(2) Data about cancer screening has been included in the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5).(3) We have tried to understand the current status of cervical, breast and oral cancer screening in India.

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Khan Y, Verma A, Varghese A, Mishra SS. The compelling necessity for improvement in cancer screening in India in this decade. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2022 Dec. 31 [cited 2023 Feb. 6];34(4):577-8. Available from: https://iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/2441

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