Health experts say that breast cancer cases have become increasingly frequent among young women who are in the age range of 20 to 40 years. It is the most common form of cancer that affects many women across the world. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), over 20 lakh women were detected with breast cancer, and more than 6 lakh women succumbed to the disease in 2020. The frequency of breast cancer has risen among young women in recent times. Doctors say that it is crucial to identify early warning symptoms of breast cancer for timely diagnosis and efficient treatment. People should be aware of certain changes such as alteration in breast texture, irregularities in the skin, new lumps in the breast, nipple issues, and bloody nipple secretion, however, these signs can be associated with other health conditions as well, hence people should immediately consult their healthcare providers.
Breast cancer is one of the top causes of cancer in women in India. Over 2 lakh women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020 in the country. As per the National Cancer Registry Programme report, over 76,000 fatalities due to the disease were reported in the same year. The same report says that the figure will go up to 2.3 lakh by 2025. There has been a major boost in the occurrence of breast cancer particularly among women in the age group of 20 to 30 years. It is the most common form of cancer and the top cause of cancer-related fatalities in India beating cervical and oral cavity cancers.
Research shows that the worldwide load of breast cancer is predicted to increase by twofold by 2030. Health experts say women who are above 20 years old should undergo regular breast screening for early diagnosis. Doctors say that timely diagnosis is essential for boosting the rate of survival in all forms of cancer. Nearly 60 percent of breast cancer incidents are normally detected at advanced stages, which leads to a reduced cure rate. Yet, regular screening can elevate the cure rate by 80 to 90 percent.