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Calcutta- The Lung Cancer Capital of India

Calcutta- the lung cancer capital of india
Poison in the air and love for the puff have made Calcutta the lung cancer capital of India. A study has revealed that in 2007 Calcutta had topped the metros in new lung cancer cases.

The comparative study on lung cancer is part of the National Cancer Registry Programme conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research. In Calcutta, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI) is one of the host institutes of the programme.

The study found that Delhi had the highest number of new lung cancer patients in 2005 — 13.5 per one lakh people. The national capital was followed by Chennai (12.4) and Calcutta (11.9). But in 2006-07, Calcutta topped the list with 14.9 cases per one lakh people.

“The data collected in 2008 reveal an 11.09 per cent increase in new cases compared with the previous year. We fear Calcutta is still on top of the list,” said Karabi Dutta, the head of the department of epidemiology and bio-statistics at CNCI.

“Air pollution is the major cause, followed by smoking, for the sharp rise in lung cancer cases in the city,” said CNCI director Joydip Biswas.

Cases of lung cancer is rising among women, too. “It’s fifth on the list of cancers women suffer from, after breast, cervix, ovary and gall bladder,” said a scientist.

The study is conducted every year. However, the data of 2006-07 are the latest available to scientists since it takes time to compile and analyse the findings, said a CNCI official. The data on new cancer cases is collected from hospitals, nursing homes and pathological laboratories.

Doctors said lung surgeries were becoming complicated because of increasing air pollution. “In case of whole or partial removal of the lung affected by cancer, the non-cancerous lung helps a person breathe. But pollution reduces its capacity,” said surgical oncologist Gautam Mukhopadhyay.

Source: The Telegraph,Calcutta
Date:4th February 2011
Posted by: Anonymous Posted: 11 year ago Number Of Replies: 2 Number Of Views: 56122
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Posted by: Anonymous Posted on: 2012-08-09 21:17:10
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Shocking-from 'dirty city' to Lung cancer capital!!!!! Time for the people and govt. to DO SOMETHING!!!
Posted by: Anonymous Posted on: 2011-02-05 14:03:43


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