Cancer cases on rise in J&K, Here’s why

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government today said that the incidents of cancer were on the rise in the state, especially in the Valley, with 3,521 fresh cases being registered last year.

He said 3,075 cancer cases were reported in 2011, 3,288 in 2012, 3,157 in 2013, 3,940 in 2014, 4,257 in 2015.

In response to another question, the minister said the proposal regarding the establishment of a medical university in the state was under active consideration of the government.

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