On Rise of Cancer in Kashmir

  • Maqbool M.
  • Sheikh A. Umar
Keywords: Kashmir, Cancer, Food adulteration


Every year there’s a marked increase in the number of cancer patients registered in the valley’s premiere tertiary care institute, SKIMS, where increasing number of cancer patients, especially from the poor backgrounds, continue to pour in for treatment. Sounding alarm bells, leading oncologists caution that cancer has become the number one killer disease in Kashmir and that there’s a need for more, and better, cancer awareness, and latest treatment facilities to ease the suffering of rising cancer patients in the valley. In this brief comment, going beyond the statistics, I put the spotlight on various aspects and reasons of cancer rise in the valley.


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Sher e Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar.

How to Cite
Maqbool M., & Sheikh A. Umar. (2020). On Rise of Cancer in Kashmir. International Journal for Research in Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 7(3), 19-22. https://doi.org/10.31033/ijrasb.7.3.3