New Delhi: Breast cancer, a dreadeddisease has got deadlier for the modern woman who with herlate marriage, unhealthy eating and growing weight is becomingvulnerable to the illness. Experts project breast cancer tostrike approximately 2.5 lakh women in India by 2015. "Breast cancer has overtaken cervical cancer to becomethe leading cause of cancer-related mortality among womenliving in metropolitan cities," says the Indian Council ofMedical Research which places incidence of the disease at30-33 per 1,00,000 women in urban India.
"The fault to a certain extent lies with the doctorstoo who do not encourage screening. Every woman after 40should go for a mammogram test," Isha Bhandari. Government advertisemets also should not talk aboutadvanced mammography techniques like digital ones and shouldfocus on disseminating ordinary ones because these tests areby itself expensive and more advanced ones with their moreexpensive rates prove as a deterrent in many cases, sayexperts. "A regular mammogram costs between Rs 1,500 to Rs2000, digital ones can cost as much as Rs 8000. Even in theUS the usage of digital instrument is limited to just 32 percent. It requires volumes to make it cost effective," saysPant. "The cause for the cancer is not known but it has beenstatistically found that Japanese and Chinese are least prone.Perhaps it is a good idea to take a look at their food.Sipping green tea, having more vegetarian diet and plenty ofexercise can be act as a deterrent," says Pant.Bureau Report
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