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  • In the world, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. It is ranked third among all cancer in the world.
  • In India, one in twelve women, during the age 40 to 65 years has a chance of developing a cancer and one in every thirty women in her life time has a chance of developing a breast cancer.
  • The rate of breast cancer in India is rising since last 15 years. It is estimated that in annually there are more than 80,000 new breast cancer cases in India.
  • Breast cancer is more common among urban women, compared to rural women. The rate of breast cancer in urban women is 22-28 per 100,000 per year. In rural women is 6 per 100,000 per year.
  • In India. breast cancer is second commonest cancer in women. However in cities like Ahmedabad, Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai, breast cancer is the leading cancer among women.
  • Breast cancer is commonest cause of death among women dying of cancer.


Breast Cancer is not Caused by

  • injury to breast
  • if a child's head bangs on the breast.
  • breast feeding for a long time.
  • wearing tight or synthetic brassiers.
  • having large breasts.
  • using perfumed soap.
  • having many children.
  • misdeeds/ sins of previous birth.
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