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Six Point Formula to Control and Combat Cancer

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  January 25, 2011 at 9:35 PM Cancer News   - G J E 4
To help control and combat the cancer epidemic in India, Dr. Siddhartha Mukherrjee has introduced a six-point formula.
 Six Point Formula to Control and Combat Cancer
Six Point Formula to Control and Combat Cancer
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Dr. Mukherjee said, "Put in place a strong tobacco control programme, initiate sexual health education to prevent sexually transmitted cancers like cervical and oral, encourage vaccination, conduct mammography and screening of vulnerable women for breast cancer and those above the age of 50, start screening for and vaccination against Hepatitis B that causes liver cancer and create centralized systems modeled on comprehensive cancer centres in the US that allow researchers to share data and engage in high quality clinical work."

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His advice is simple and achievable. He raised concern over the increasing number of cancer cases every year in India. Every year 10 lakh news patients are diagnosed in India with 4 lakh deaths being reported every year. The major cause for this rise in the number of cases is late diagnosis and excessive use of tobacco. Environmental carcinogens also play a major role.

Source: Medindia
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