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Consumer Voice - - Bfsi -

• There are over 100 types of can­cers which can af­fect hu­man be­ings. • Any part of a body can be af­fected at any time and with­out any warn­ing sig­nals. • The in­ci­dence of can­cer is on the rise in In­dia. Var­i­ous stud­ies claim that there were about 14 lakh

cases in 2016 and the fig­ure is pro­jected to rise up to over 17.3 lakh by 2020. • A 2012 WHO re­port has in­di­cated that In­dia has the largest num­ber of can­cer-af­flicted pa­tients

glob­ally af­ter the USA and China. • Stud­ies un­der­line that 70–90 per cent of all can­cers are due to life­style changes and en­vi­ron­men­tal

fac­tors, and not ge­net­ics, as pre­sumed by peo­ple in gen­eral.

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