Cancer turns out to be a major killer in Jammu and Kashmir. The fatal disease is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, accounting for nearly 10 million deaths in 2020. Esophageal cancer was the most common cancer in Kashmir, followed by lung cancer, according to a survey. , stomach, colorectal, breast and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. , gastroesophageal junction, ovary, skin, gallbladder, multiple myeloma, acute lymphoid leukemia, bladder, prostate and Hodgkin lymphoma. The survey also revealed that the pattern of malignant tumors in Kashmir is different from the rest of India. Gastrointestinal malignancy is the most common cancer in the Kashmir Valley, followed by lung cancer in men and breast cancer in women. The disease has no cure. This has an immense emotional and financial impact on the families whose loved ones are affected. Often it has been seen that new cases are detected when the patient has reached a point of no return, marking the beginning of a long and painful ordeal. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are the best treatments available in today’s medical world. But there is no guarantee that the patient will be able to overcome the disease. While patients who are in stage 1 or stage 2 have a high chance of recovery, those in the later stages are almost always likely to die. However, there are cases when patients with the end stage of the disease also led healthy lives. Therapists believe that if a patient has a strong physique and a strong immune system, the chances of recovery are very high compared to patients who are weak and whose immune system has been compromised by other comorbidities such as diabetes, l obesity and other diseases related lifestyles. The development of an mRNA vaccine for the novel coronavirus has opened a window of hope and scientists are optimistic the day is not far away when the medical world will be able to come up with a drug to cure cancer patients. . Until that happens, it is important that awareness is generated about this deadly disease. While a person’s genetic makeup plays an important role in determining whether they will be affected by this deadly disease, lifestyle also contributes to the development of cancerous tumors inside the human body. In order to prevent the risk of cancer, it is necessary to lead a healthy life and especially to avoid foods that are harmful to health.