70% of Indian cancers preventable
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All India Institute of Medical Sciences started a Cancer Prevention Clinic last week where the families of patients are counselled about the risk of familiar cancers, educated about the identified risk factors and about the screening tests available to diagnose them at an early stage to reduce mortality rates.

The current survival rate for most cancers stagnates at 20% because a majority of the patients come when the disease is already in the advanced or later stages. However, according to the chief of AIIMS cancer centre, if cancer is detected early, 80% patients can be cured.

A recent event organised by Indian Cancer Society (ICS) also highlighted how creating awareness about preventive measures could help fight the disease and even American Cancer Society has recommended certain guidelines to prevent cancer...

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