Alarming: Cancer kills 7925 in year 2016 in Kashmir PDF Print E-mail

A cancer spectre haunts Jammu and Kashmir. The disease which comes without warning consumed 7925 lives in the year 2016 across the state.

The disease has been on rise in last more than a decade.

In 2011, there were a total of 10688 cancer cases in Jammu and Kashmir and this number increased to 11052 in 2012 and 11428 in 2013. As far as mortality cancer cases are concerned, the number was 4703 in 2011 and the same increased to 4863 in 2012 and 5028 in 2013.

According to the data, the number of prostate cancer cases in Jammu and Kashmir during 2011 was 344 and the same increased to 366 in 2012 and 390 in 2013. The data further revealed that there were 144 deaths due to prostate cancer in Jammu and Kashmir during 2011 and the number surged to 154 in 2012 and 164 in 2013.

7144 people lost their lives to cancer in year 2014 in Jammu and Kashmir. This number increased incrementally in 2015 with 7525 people succumbing to this disease.  And the last year 2016 saw 7925 people dying because of the fact that the disease could not be detected early.

Of these, 532 in 2014, 566 in 2015 and 604 in 2016 lost their lives to Breast cancer. Further, the number of females who lost their lives to cervix cancer in 2014 were 708. This number jumped to 719 in 2015 and stood at 731 in year 2016. More significant are the number of cancer cases reported in various hospitals across the state. 14115 cases were reported in the year 2014, 14864 cases in year 2015 and 15652 in the year 2016.


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