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Is Thiruvananthapuram India’s breast cancer capital?

Thiruvananthapuram: Thiruvananthapuram has become the country’s breast cancer capital, with cases at a record high of 40 per lakh of population, said doctors while speaking at the Kerala Chapter of Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA) Conference here last week.

According to Dr S Pradeep, President of the Thiruvananthapuram chapter of the IRIA, the figures do look alarming, as the national average of incidence of breast cancer is 20 per lakh population, while the Kerala average is 14, but in the state capital it stands at 40, reports BS.

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