India has world’s highest number of cervical cancer deaths

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3108 (Published 13 May 2013)
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  1. Soumyadeep Bhaumik
  1. 1Kolkata

More women die from cervical cancer in India than in any other country in the world, including China, shows an analysis of data from 50 countries.

The data appear on a crisis card developed by the US based research and advocacy group Cervical Cancer-Free Coalition, which shows that most deaths from cervical cancer occur in the two most populous nations in the world: India and China. Zambia has the highest proportion of deaths from cervical cancer.1

Currently India ranks highest in terms of …

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