About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Assam Has High Incidence of Cancer

by VR Sreeraman on July 5, 2009 at 11:16 AM
Font : A-A+

 Assam Has High Incidence of Cancer

A study by Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati has indicated that Assam's Kamrup district recorded the highest number of cancer patients in the country.

Though the study initially suggested that the high intake of tobacco products could be one of the chief reasons, experts are now trying to ascertain whether there are other reasons behind such alarming numbers.

Advertisement

Jaganath Dev Sharma, chief consultant pathologist, Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute, said that after gathering and analyzing data on incidence as well as the pattern of the disease here we found that the incidences of cancer in Kamrup district are alarming.

"I have analysed and I have seen that the incidences of cancer Esophagus in both male and female is highest in our Kamrup district and next is the Hypopharyngeal cancer, that is highly linked with the tobacco use and then third is the cancer of tonsils," he added.
Advertisement

Amulya Kakati, Director, Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute, said that other than tobacco consumption, the food habits of people in the northeast region could be the reason behind the spread of the deadly disease.

"One environmental factor is tobacco, which we have seen but then again there are peculiar food habits in the northeast region.

So we will have to look into our water, soil, and pesticide. All these aspects have to take into consideration before we give a final opinion on the subject," Kakati added. Cancer kills thousands of people across the globe every year.

Source: ANI
SRM
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Organ Donation Week 2022 - 'Take the Pledge to Save Lives'
Test your Knowledge on Heart Transplantation
Test Your Knowledge on Lung Transplantation
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Restless Legs Syndrome Cancer and Homeopathy Cancer Facts Cancer Tattoos A Body Art 

Most Popular on Medindia

Selfie Addiction Calculator Post-Nasal Drip Hearing Loss Calculator Drug - Food Interactions Daily Calorie Requirements How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Diaphragmatic Hernia Find a Doctor Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Noscaphene (Noscapine)
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use