New Delhi: About 62,416 women died of cervical cancer in 2015-16 in the country, Union Health Minister J P Nadda informed the Lok Sabha on Friday.
"The estimated number of deaths due to cervical cancer accounts for 24 per cent of all anatomical sites of cancer in women in India. This is the largest proportion among all cancers in women in India.
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"The estimated number of deaths due to cervical cancer for the year 2015-16 is 62,416," said Nadda citing the data collected by National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research (NCDIR)- National Cancer Registry Programme of ICMR.
The central government supplements the efforts of the state government in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, he said.
At present, National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke is being implemented under National Health Mission for cancer-related awareness generation, and screening, early detection and referral to an appropriate institution for treatment.