How many lung cancer patients are there in India?
63000 new patients every year
Lung cancer makes more and more victims. Imagine that worldwide there are 1.61 million new cases of lung cancer per year. At the same time, unfortunately there are 1.38 million deaths. Not too many people know that in India, approximately 63,000 new lung cancer cases are reported each year. Needless to say, the major risk factor for developing lung cancer is tobacco use. Unfortunately, a significant number of patients with lung cancer have no history of smoking. It is also interesting to know that lung cancer has recently varied epidemiology depending on the geographic region.