3 Interesting Indian Facts

Data Facts Series

Stats Of Cancer In India & Veg Diet To Prevent Cancer

  • According to a report released by the Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR) and the Bengaluru-based National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research, the number of cancer cases in India will rise by 12 per cent to 1.57 million cases in 2025, from 1.39 million in 2020.
  • The new cancer cases in men is estimated to be 0.76 million in 2025 from 0.68 million in 2020. Among women, it is estimated to be 0.81 million in 2025 from 0.71 million in 2020.
  • “Use of Tobacco” behind more than a quarter(27%) of India’s cancer cases, and the highest of in the North-eastern region of India. Cancers of the gastrointestinal tract and breast are projected to be the next most prevalent.
  • Leukaemia contributed 46.4 per cent and 43.2 per cent of all childhood cancers among boys in the 0-14 years and 0-19 years categories respectively. In the case of girls, the contribution of this form of cancer was 44.3 per cent and 39.2 per cent in the 0-14 years and 0-19 years categories respectively.
  • Delhi has the highest rate of childhood cancers. The national capital was followed by the districts of Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Hyderabad (Telangana) and Wardha (Maharashtra) as well as the entire state of Manipur. Delhi has the highest rate of childhood cancers among boys in the age group of 0-14 years in Asia. In the age group of 0-19 years, Delhi trails behind China’s Jiangmen — the highest cancer incidence city among boys in Asia — only by a difference of six cases per million population. Among girls, the trend was not much different. Delhi was followed by Barshi Rural and Aurangabad in Maharashtra and the states of Manipur and Mizoram.

Eat more vegetables and fruits daily to reduce the chance of cancer.

  • Pomegranate : 1 glass juice daily.
  • Tomato: Daily. Juice or salad.
  • Blueberries: 1 glass juice daily (Jamun & red grapes is a wonderful substitute for blueberry in India)
  • Green Tea: 2-3 Cup daily
  • Dryfruits: 100 gm daily
  • Orange : For Vitamin D
  • Carrots, beets, and broccoli are fiber-rich.: 2-3 times in a week. Beans and lentils are also good option for strict jain diet followers.
  • Ginger: 2 grams daily
  • Garlic: 1-2 buds daily

Apart from this, an active lifestyle is important to avoid cancer, some of the other non negotiating rules are no smoking, no tobacco chewing, avoiding processed foods, daily exercise and last but not the least, yoga or meditation.

(PS: I am not a health consultant and everybody has a different body structure & is living in the different atmosphere.)