Cancer is a life-threatening disease and is the second leading cause of death globally; claimed 9.6 million deaths in 2018, accoring to WHO; In India alone one million people are diagnosed with cancer every year and over 7, 00,000 of them die, making it one of the leading causes of death in India. Hoax cancer cures and unproven therapies can pose a severe risk to patients’ life than offering them any hope- the impact of medical misinformation on cancer is overwhelmingly negative and harmful, With over 1.5 lakh new breast cancer patients recorded in India in 2018, it accounts for 14 percent of all cancers among women. Today, one in every 28 women (1 in 22 women in urban Indian, 1 in 60 women in rural India) is at risk of developing breast cancer in her lifetime; with an increase of 30% over the past decade. According to the World Health Organization, majority of the cancer cases are detected only in the advanced stages, when they are untreatable Cancer cases in the country are likely to increase to 15.6 lakhs by 2025 — a 12% increase from current estimated cases — based on current trends, according to the National Cancer Registry Programme Report 2020.

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