In 2021, the highest number of cancer cases in India has been detected from Uttar Pradesh, followed by Maharashtra, West Bengal, Bihar, and Tamil Nadu according to the data presented in Rajya Sabha by Bharati Pravin Pawar, Minister of State in the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The lowest cases have been detected from Sikkim.
So far, UP reported 206088 can cancer cases, while Maharashtra and West Bengal reported 118096 and 110972 respectively.
The estimated incidences of cancer cases in India in 2021 stands at 1,426,447.
Aging population, sedentary lifestyle, use of tobacco products, unhealthy diet, and air pollution was termed to be the some of the reason for increasing cancer cases.
“Cancer is a multifactorial disease and the risk factors inter alia include aging population, sedentary lifestyle, use of tobacco products, unhealthy diet, and air pollution,” said Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar.
“The number of cancer cases due to water and industrial pollution is unknown,” she added in response to MP Rakesh Sinha’s question in Rajya Sabha.
In 2019, India estimated 13,58,415 incidences of cancer cases while 13,92,179 in 2020.