Q. Consider the following statements::
1.The incidence of cancer and mortality caused by the cancer is rising in India.
2.The incidence of cancer is higher among men compared to women.
3.There is no specific treatment for cervical cancer..
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Statement 1 is correct. As per data from ICMR, an estimated 14.6 lakh new cancer cases were detected in 2022, up from 14.2 lakh in 2021 and 13.9 lakh in 2020 and deaths due to cancer increased to an estimated 8.08 lakh in 2022 from 7.9 lakh in 2021 and 7.7 lakh in 2020.
Statement 2 and 3 are incorrect. The incidence of cancer is higher among women — 103.6 per 100,000 in 2020 compared to 94.1 among men. Cervical cancer can be prevented with HPV vaccination.
Source: The Indian Express