Cancer in Women in Mumbai, India


The challenge of population based cancer registration in developing countries is enormous. In India, the firstPopulation Based Cancer Registry named “Bombay Cancer Registry” was established by the Indian Cancer Societyin Mumbai (formerly Bombay) in 1963, covering the population of the Mumbai Agglomeration. Up to now thisregistry has collected epidemiological information on more than 200,000 cancer incidence cases and 100,000 cancerdeaths. At present this registry covers an area of 603.00 sq.kms having a population of 12 million. Here, an attempthas been made to analyse and interpret cancer incidence and mortality data for women, registered in Mumbaiduring 1993-97.