Recent research conducted by the
scientists of the Shirdi Sai Baba
Cancer Hospital and Research
Centre, and Kasturba Medical
College and Hospital, at Manipal in
Karnataka, to study the mortality
and incidence of cancer in children
under 15 in Bombay, reveals that
potential years of life are lost by
major childhood cancer deaths in
the economic capital of India.
The findings of the study indicate that leukaemia accounts for 30 to 50 per cent of premature life lost by cancer, regardless of gender or age. If avoided by timely diagnosis and therapy, it could have increased the person's life span by nearly 50 per cent.
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