Cervical Cancer Cases : Lancet Study

  • A recent study published in The Lancet Regional Health Southeast Asia has revealed that
    there is a significant regional disparity in the survival rates of cervical cancer patients
    across India.
    Key Findings Of the Study
  • About 52% of cervical cancer cases diagnosed between 2012 and 2015 survived.
  • Among those that participated in the study, the Ahmedabad urban registry
    demonstrated the highest survival rate at 61.5%, followed by Thiruvananthapuram with
    58.8% and Kollam at 56.1%.
  • In contrast, Tripura reported a survival rate of 31.6%.
  • The study noted that factors such as access to diagnostic services, effective treatment,
    distance from clinical care facilities, travel costs, co-morbidities, and poverty contributed
    to survival rates.