Cancer,  largest Silent killer disease. Cancer will be the major health problem in the future and will pose a challenge in providing healthcare to the Indian population. Annually,more than 10 lakh new cancer patients are detected in India. It is estimated that the number of new cases would increase to 30 lakhs by the end of the next decade.

Based on history, we observed the following cancers are frequently seen.

For Men :   head and neck cancers

For Women :  breast and cervical cancers

In urban population, breast cancer incidence is higher than that of cervix. Cancer of the cervix affects approximately 28% of the population and is a disease related to personal hygiene, water consumption, number of children born and sexual habits. It is caused by human papilloma virus.

Incidence of breast cancer is increasing in India every year. It is more common among urban women and in those who either do not have children or those who avoid feeding the child with breast milk. In fact, only 7% of breast cancer cases are hereditary.

Nearly 50% of cancers in men are related to tobacco consumption.

50% of human Cancer are either totally preventable or can be detected at a very early stage when cure can be assured

The Challenges
Unfortunately, treatment of cancer today involves very expensive equipment and the medicines required are exorbitantly expensive limiting the scope of treatment to those who can afford. Large segments of the society, including the middle class, get excluded from effective treatment options. The institutions which are accessible to the common man are overcrowded leaving to deficient care and long waiting periods. Many of the patients who come from long distances abandon the treatment, return to their natives never to receive treatment again. In the case of rural patients, the supporting family members who accompany the patient are wage earners in rural areas, and cannot be with the patient beyond sometime. The patient loses family support soon and has to fight the battle alone.


  • This section will be updated shortly with details of Somalaraju Foundation events.

  • Calling the attention of interested young man between the age of 18 to 29 years to the audition for selection of Mister International India 2013. Auditions will be held in Delhi, Mumbai and Guwahati during the month of June 2013. Application form along with rules and regulations may be downloaded from our website and duly filled and signed in application form may be submitted online.
  • Application form may also be submitted at the venue of auditions. Registration fee is Rs 1500 (Rupees one thousand and five hundred) per contestant payable at the venue at the time of registration. The dates for the auditions and the venues will be announced in the first week of May 2013. 2013 Mister International pageant will be held in Indonesia in the month of November.