Breast, thyroid and cervical cancer was found to be more among women, while oral and lung in men, the minister said while replying to a calling attention to the necessity to control the increasing occurrence of cancer and kidney disease in the state.
A comprehensive programme for early detection and treatment was being implemented by the government, she said.
The minister said setting up of a Kerala Cancer Care Grid, a network of all cancer care facilities in public and private health sector hospitals, was on and this would play a vital role in cancer prevention in the State.
Work on preparing a population registry of cancer patients across the state was progressing, she said.
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