“In the past one decade, there has been a 50 per cent growth itself and every year there are 25,000 new cancer patients in the state,” revealed the study.
“The RCC today serves cancer patients from across the state. A new specialised cancer centre has to be set up in Kochi as it would help patients all over the state because it is located in the centre of the state,” said Dr Gangadharan.
The study revealed that breast cancer accounted for 11 per cent cases in the past three decades, while thyroid cancer came next among women, while among men, lung cancer accounted for 20 per cent of cancer patients, followed by stomach cancer cases. [Source]