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Year 2011

48% Cancers Due To Tobacco Chewing

Times Of India
08 November 2011
Chandigarh India

On the occasion of National Cancer Awareness Day on Monday, the department of radiotherapy, in collaboration with department of community medicine, PGIMER organized an awareness and early detection camp at Indira Colony, Manimajra.

Nearly 600 people visited the camp and exhibition & about 300 people were examined by the faculty of the hospital.

PGI receives nearly 6,000 new cancer cases every year and this figure is on a rise. Cancer pattern in India reveals the preponderance of tobacco related cancers because besides smoking, tobacco chewing is also an important risk factor. Almost 48% of cancers are related to tobacco in India.

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