Confronting breast cancer is crucial to India's economic development

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Breast cancer is a growing epidemic in India. It could kill 76,000 women a year by 2020, according to a recent study. It claimed more than 70,000 lives in 2012. At the heart of the issue is the country’s rapid economic development, which has made Indian women more susceptible to the disease, without building the infrastructure to prevent and detect it. But the good news is that boosting breast cancer awareness and encouraging early detection could play a significant role in reducing it.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2017


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