Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting urban Indian women. The last three decades have seen the numbers of breast cancer patients grow steadily. It is estimated that by 2015-2020, India will be among the world leaders in new breast cancer cases detected every year.
A recent study of breast cancer risk in India revealed that one in 28 women develops breast cancer during her lifetime. This is higher in urban areas (one in 22) compared to rural areas, where the risk is lower at one in 60 women.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has predicted that by 2020 the number of cancer cases will jump to an alarming figure and one in every eight women would run the risk of developing the disease in her lifetime.
It is estimated that worldwide over 508 000 women died in 2011 due to breast cancer (Global Health Estimates, WHO 2013).
This almost amounts to one death every minute due to breast cancer worldwide.
Isha Multispeciality Hospital’s newest initiative of Isha Breast Health Clinic is the new hope for combating cancer. Backed by the latest technology and the support of expert faculties like Dr.Anaga Zhope (MS, GS MC – Consultant Breast Surgeon from Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad), Isha Breast Clinic endeavours to promote that Early Detection helps prevention of breast cancer.