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Top five cancer hospitals in India

New Delhi: Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in India.Cancer rates in India are lower than those seen in western countries, but are rising with increasing migration of rural population to the
India TV News Desk January 21, 2014 6:38 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in India.

Cancer rates in India are lower than those seen in western countries, but are rising with increasing migration of rural population to the cities, increase in life expectancy and changes in lifestyles.

In India, rates for oral and oesophageal cancers are some of the highest in the world.

In contrast, the rates for colorectal, prostate, and lung cancers are one of the lowest.

It is estimated that there are approximately 2.5 - 3 million prevalent cases of cancer in India at any given time.

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has urged the Government of India to make cancer a notifiable disease.  

There is a high probability of treating cancers if detected early—in Stage I or Stage II.

Here we present a list of top five cancer hospitals in India: