Pattern and trends of cancer in Odisha, India: A retrospective study
Epidemic of cancer has transited beyond the geographical boundaries of countries. The globe is under the clutch of this dreadful disease which is spreading rapidly. Nevertheless it is a challenge for any health care system. Every year nearly 10 million people are being diagnosed with cancer out of which about 6 million die per year (Khanna, 2005). Though cancer prevalence in India is less compared to developed countries, it has increased grossly during past few decades. On an average 0.7 million new cases are being diagnosed every year adding to the prevalence of 2.5 million from which half of the patient dies within few years.