Insights 2024

Insights Issue 8: Status of Cancer in Nepal

Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are responsible for death of 41 million people each year, equivalent to 74% of all deaths worldwide. Globally, cancer is the second major killer NCD after CVDs. Cancer is a large group of diseases that can start in almost any organ or tissue of the body when abnormal cells grow uncontrollably, go beyond their usual boundaries to invade adjoining parts of the body and/or spread to other organs.

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