Five-year survival rate for breast cancer in India is 66.1 per cent, according to a study.
The 5-year survival for breast cancer is as high as 88.2 per cent in Canada, 68.78 per cent in Thailand and 76.5 per cent in Poland, According to an article "Global surveillance of trends in cancer survival 2000-14 (CONCORD-3), published in LANCET.
However, the coverage of Population in the study is reported to vary from higher coverage in European Countries while it is reported to cover about 0.1 pc of population in India.
The study has indicated various reasons for variations in survival rate of cancer and impressed upon the need of Population Based Cancer Registries (PBCRs) to evaluate both the impact of cancer prevention strategies and the effectiveness of health systems for all patients diagnosed with cancer.
National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research (NCDIR), an institute under Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is implementing National Cancer Registry Programme.
The NCDIR has also initiated a project on "Population Based Cancer Survival on Cancers of breast, cervix and head and neck across 28 PBCRs.The Central Government supplements the efforts of the State Government for improving healthcare including prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Cancer, according to official sources here. (UNI)