Chandigarh, Nov. 28 -- The city has witnessed a 9.7 % hike in cancer cases between 2016 to 2018, the data submitted in the Lok Sabha has revealed.

The minister of state for health and family welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, tabled the data in reply to a question regarding prevalence of cancer in states and union territories of India last week in Lok Sabha.

Among the union territories, the maximum increase has been witnessed in Daman and Diu followed by Dadra and Nagar Haveli, while the minimum number of cases were recorded in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

In Chandigarh, the number of cases recorded in 2016 was 1,274, which increased to 1,335 in 2017 and subsequently to 1,398 cases in 2018.

The maximum number of cancer cases witnessed in t...