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India may see 7-fold rise in lung cancer cases by 2025

24/07/2022 09:12 AM | Click to read full article

India is likely to witness an over seven-fold rise in lung cancer cases by 2025 compared to the situation a decade ago, researchers from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) reported, lamenting the lack of a population-level screening tool to identify such patients.

What is worse is that nearly 45% of lung cancer patients are diagnosed at a time when the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.