Cancer Cases And Deaths Increased In India Between 2020 and 2022: Health Ministry

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New Delhi, 13th December 2022: According to official data presented to the Rajya Sabha today (December 13), by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, the estimated number of cancer cases and deaths in the nation rose between 2020 and 2022.


Based on the proposals received from the states and subject to the resource envelope, the Department of Health and Family Welfare provides technical and financial support to states and Union territories. This initiative comes under the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Stroke (NPCDCS) as part of the National Health Mission (NHM).


The National Cancer Registry Programme of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) estimates that there were 13,92,179 cancer cases in India’s states and union territories in 2020. By 2021 and 2022, that number rose to 14,26,447 and 14,61,427, respectively.


According to Mandaviya, the estimated cancer-related death rate in India was 7,70,230 in 2020. It rose to 7,89,202 in 2021 and 8,08,558 in 2022.