The 3rdmost common cancer in India after lung cancer and mouth cancer is prostate cancer. It has been on the rise since 1990 and it is estimated that there were 899,100 new cases and 258,100 deaths from prostate cancer in 2008, globally.
Referring to the malign conditions of the GI tract in the body, Gastro-Intestinal Cancer has been one of the most leading causes of deaths in the past decade.
Wilms’ tumor, also known as nephroblastoma, is a rare form of kidney cancer that typically affects infants. It can occur at any stage between infancy and age 14, but is more common in children age 3 to 4. A case of Wilms’ tumor was diagnosed in an infant admitted to the BLK Super Speciality hospital.
Head and neck cancers account for more than 5,50,000 cases all over the world. Ranking sixth in number in comparison to all cancers, there is an alarming increase in its incidence over the past decade in developing countries. It is the leading cause of death and disability in India.