MUMBAI: A youngster living in India's northeast is four times more likely to develop and succumb to cancer in his lifetime as compared to a youngster living in Bihar. A Muslim woman is less likely than her Hindu counterpart to die of cervical cancer,
which kills one Indian woman every seven minutes. Clearly, India's
diversity is reflected in how cancer behaves and kills here.
first-ever study on India's cancer deaths shows that the area one lives
in, his or her economic and educational status and religion contribute
to the malady's outcome.
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