33% metastatic stage cancer patients discontinue treatment due to cost
Cancer cases in India are likely to increase by almost 25% over the next five years.
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These are the findings of a study, ‘The Big C’, by Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance, in partnership with Ipsos Research, with 100 oncologists across 15 cities.
A separate study by the National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research on Cancer shows that 11,57,294 lakh new cases are registered in India every year and 7,84,821 people died of it in 2018.