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Health Minister details number of cancer cases

By Heraldgoa calender  27-Jul-2019

Health Minister details number of cancer cases

Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said  242 cancer cases were reported in the State during the current year while for the year 2018, 837 cases were detected. In a written reply, Rane stated that for the year 2012, 961 cases were reported, while the no increased to 1081 for the year 2013. The no dropped to 712 for the year 2014.
“Goa Cancer Registry was operational as a joint venture with Tata Memorial Hospital Mumbai from 2012 to 2014. However, it was not functional from 2015 to 2017, so data of the cancer cases is not available,” he said. Rane also said that awareness about the cancer has been created by the govtby holding screening of the patients through cancer detection camps, house to house visits by health workers and other measures.
He said that the State has planned Breast cancer screenings using hand held device. “Information, education, communication has been given regarding risk factors, symptoms, prevention, diagnosis and management of cancers,” he added. 

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