Out of every 22 women one woman in India can develop breast cancer as compared to 1 in every 8 women in the US. This is a positive sign but if remedial action is not taken then the future for India regarding the same doesn’t look that bright. The count of breast cancer patients is expected to rise from 115,000 per year to 250,000 new cases per year by 2015 as reported in timesofindia.com.
There might be a number of causes for the development of breast cancer such as child bearing, breast feeding, higher hormone levels, late age of menopause, smoking, alcohol and economic status. Every year, around 10.9 million people suffer from breast cancer worldwide that results in 6.7 million deaths from the disease - with every country in the world having cancer patients.
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