Lung Cancer – Awareness, Prevention, Challenges & Treatment
Wednesday, 30th November 2022, Hotel Shangri-La, New Delhi Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. As per the study conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), lung cancer is one of the most prevalent
Wednesday, 30th November 2022, Hotel Shangri-La, New Delhi
Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. As per the study conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), lung cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. In India, lung cancer constitutes 6.9 % of all new cancer cases and 9.3 % of all cancer-related deaths in both sexes and it is the commonest cancer and cause of cancer-related mortality in Indian men.
There are about 70,275 lung cancer cases in India, irrespective of age and gender. It means 6.9 people out of 1,00,000 Indians have this disease. Globally, there are about 2.20 million new cases, among 11.4% of total thoracic tumor cases and 1.79 million deaths (18 % of total cancer deaths) as per 2020. (Source:Globocan)
According to the WHO, around one-third of deaths from cancer are due to tobacco use, high body mass index, alcohol consumption, low fruit and vegetable intake, and lack of physical activity. Cigarette smoking, industrial pollutants and now air pollution are leading causes to cancer of the lungs. The symptoms of Lung Cancer are persistent coughing that gets worse gradually, chest pain that intensifies with coughing or laughing, blood in the sputum while coughing, hoarseness in voice, breathlessness or gasping, weakness and fatigue, unexplained weight loss, decrease in appetite, etc.
Lung cancer treatment has several challenges regarding diagnosis, obtaining samples by various modalities, and cost-related issues. Despite providing free diagnostic and treatment services, there is a considerable delay in therapy initiation and a significant proportion of treatment non-initiation and abandonment.
During the Lung Cancer Awareness Month, with an objective to discuss its symptoms, possible preventive measures, and effective treatment to fight this deadly disease, ASSOCHAM is organising a Conference on Lung Cancer – Awareness, Prevention, Challenges & Treatment on Wednesday, 30th November 2022 at Hotel Shangri-La New Delhi.