This blog which is an extension of the website http://oralcancerawareness.org is dedicated to Oral Cancer or Mouth cancer as is commonly called.
It gives details of the activities carried out for mouth cancer prevention.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Tobacco's the biggest cause of cancers in India
Tobacco is addictive, causes cancer and is killing nearly 1.2 lakh young Indians. Two major studies were released in the past week. A study in the Lancet, and the World Tobacco Atlas both found that tobacco use is the single biggest cause of cancers in India, resulting in 40 per cent of cancer deaths in Indian men.
Eighty per cent of all oral cancers are tobacco-related, according to the World Tobacco Atlas, released by world lung foundation. The Lancet study highlighted six lakh deaths due to cancer, in 2010.