Only 36% of people with cancer in India receive any form of treatment

Summary:

36% of 1.1 million people with cancer (the second most common cause of death) in India receive any form of treatment (including palliative care). Solutions to make treatment accessible and affordable are needed in even states that lead the country in healthcare services.

Quotes:

“Most forms of cancer are curable, but only four out of 10 cancer patients across India receive any form of treatment”

Source:

TNN, February 2016. Only 36% cancer patients in India receive treatment. Retrieved from: http://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/only-36-cancer-patients-in-india-receive-treatment/51103914 on May 14, 2016

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