Listen to your body. Be Aware.



Incidence of breast cancer in Delhi

The adjoining graph sourced from PBCR 2012 - 2014 shows the incidence of breast cancer in Delhi presently.

Common age groups for breast cancer in Delhi

A few decades back, breast cancer was much more common after fifty years of age, and the number of young women suffering from this disease were lesser; almost 65% to 70% patients were above 50 years and only 30 to 35% women were below fifty years of age. However, presently, breast cancer is more common in the younger age group and 50% of all cases are in the 25 to 50 years age group.

What changes do we see over last few decades?

As is evident from the graph below, there has been a significant rise in the number of breast cancer cases as compared to earlier.

What do I learn from these statistics?

The answer is very evident.

So the NEED OF THE HOUR is breast awareness, begining from 20 years of age, and regular screening from a qualified doctor, so that we can detect the cancer early and treat it in earlier stages thereby giving a chance of longer life for the patient as also decreasing the chance of a recurrence.