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16 March 2015

Cancer Biggest Killer in Mizoram

Aizawl, Mar 16 : The disease that causes the highest number of death in Mizoram is cancer. As per record, over 3,137 people including 1,847 males and 1,290 females died of cancer in the State in five years, State Nodal Officer, National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetis, Cadio-Vascular Diseases & Stroke (NPCDCS) Dr Eric Zomawia said on Wednesday.

Dr Eric was stating this at a sensitisation programme on non-communicable diseases and free medical clinic at State Referral Hospital here. Organised jointly by All Mizoram Women Federation, MHIP Falkawn Branch and Referral Hospital, the awareness campaign was chaired by All Mizoram Women Federation president and Deputy Medical Superintendent, State Referral Hospital, Dr Jane R Ralte.

Dr Ralte said that non-communicable diseases like cancer, diabetes, stroke and high blood pressure could shorten human life unless they are detected and cured.

“As we the Mizo peole find it difficult to abstain from rich food and tobacco, Mizoram has emerged the highest cancer risk State among Indian States”, he added.

Dr Jeremy L Pautu, Medical Oncologist, Mizoram State Cancer Institute made a power point presentation on cancer.

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