Oncology & Cancer
Oncology is a branch of medicine which identifies, researches and treats cancer. Cancer is a group of disease, where cells grow beyond the boundaries and invade other organs. It is estimated that 1.7 million new cases of cancer would be diagnosed, and 6 lakh cancer deaths would occur in 2019. Based on the type of cancer, prostate cancer would be the most common type in males and breast cancer in females. Cancer is either caused due to genetic mutations or due to external agents like physical, chemical and biological carcinogens.