GI tract cancers and Breast cancers are on the rise among men and women in Mumbai, Metropolis data

GI tract cancers and Breast cancers are on the rise among men and women in Mumbai, Metropolis data

The incidence of gastrointestinal (GI) tract cancer was found to be on the rise among men, while breast cancer cases escalated among females in Mumbai, shows a recent report released by diagnostics company, Metropolis Healthcare, India.

The findings were based on the results from 57,052 samples tested for detecting cancer in 2019 at the Metropolis’ Global Reference Laboratory in Mumbai. The study also reported that people of age groups 51-60 and 61-70 showed more positive cancer cases, followed by people in 41-50 years.
According to the data, about 9% (5151) of the total samples were diagnosed with cancer. Out of this, about 3.84% (2191) cases were tested positive in males while 5.17% (2952) of positive cases were of females.

Amongst males, 399 cases were contributed by GI tract cancer, while 366 of them were diagnosed with head and neck cancers and 489 cases with hematolymphoid cancer. Prostate cancer also contributed to a considerable percentage amongst males (293 males). 
Among females, the occurrence of breast cancer (1008 females) was reported to be high followed by cancer of the cervix (302 females), GI Tract (342 females) and hematolymphoid cancer (296 females).

Cancer specialty amongst female and male
Cancer specialty FemaleMaleTotal Cases Cancer specialty FemaleMaleTotal Cases 
Bone tumour 167Male genital tract 088
Brain 4971120Multiple myeloma 121527
Breast1008281036Ovary 1593162
Cervix 3020302Pancreatic and billiary493281
CNS 222042Penis 066
Endometrium 1800180Prostate 0271271
Eye 527Skin 433881
Genito urinary tract 81523Soft tissue tumour 119123242
GI tract 342399741Testicular 01919
Head and Neck 148366514Thyroid 10633139
Heamatolympoid 162293455Urinary bladder 29139168
Kidney 254570Vagina 505
Liver 4781128Vault 011
Lung 132181313Vulva 202
Grand Total295221985150Grand Total295221985150

“Breast cancer cannot be prevented, but if it is diagnosed early then it becomes easier to treat. Under doctor’s supervision, or through home-screening, the regular breast screening from the age of 30 onwards would be beneficial,”  says Dr. Kirti Chaddha, Sr. Vice President – GRL Operations & Medical Affairs and Sr. Consultant Oncopathologist, MD, PDCC (Oncopath & Oncohemat), Metropolis Healthcare. The benefits of regular exercise, abstinence from smoking and low intake of alcohol were also stressed for preventing the incidence of breast cancer.