59% of women detected with breast cancer after its spread
Friday, 10 November 2023 A new study has found that only 30% of women in India are diagnosed with breast cancer when the disease is still confined to the breast, while 59% are diagnosed when it has spread to nearby structures or lymph nodes. Additionally, 11% of women are diagnosed with cancer that has spread to distant parts of the body. For India, the data from 28 population based cancer registries was included in the analysis coordinated by the ICMR-NCDIR, Bengaluru. The study, conducted across 81 countries, highlights the importance of early detection and timely diagnosis.