'Breast cancer survival rates low in rural India'
Breast cancer is a growing problem in India, with estimates as high as 1 in 22 women predicted to develop the disease. While the breast cancer rate is much higher in the United States at 1 in 8 women, the survival rate is also much higher, researchers said.
For instance, the five-year survival rate for Indian women is about 60 per cent, in developed countries, it is 79-85 per cent. Additionally, studies have shown that Indian women develop breast cancer roughly a decade earlier than women in Western countries.