With over 2,400 new cancer cases, including stomach, lungs and cervix, being detected in last two years in Mizoram, the state tops the list in overall cancer incidence in the country, according to a latest report of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR).
At least 2,483 fresh cancer cases have been detected in the state during the past two years, the latest Mizoram population-based Cancer Registry report published by ICMR said.
The report found the virus in 1,376 males and 1,107 women.
Also, 1,330 people including 532 women have died during the same period, officials at a function to mark the World Cancer Day here said today.
According to the report, Mizoram topped the list in the overall cancer incidence as well as in stomach and lungs cancer (in men and women) and in Cervix cancer in women in the country.
Meanwhile, state health minister Lal Thanzara inaugurated the "National Programme on Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke" (NPCDCS) and the "National Programme for Health-Care of the Elderly" (NPHCE) at the function.