Cancer facts

Cancer facts from Cancer Research UK

Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer
More than one in three people in the UK will develop some form of cancer
Half the people diagnosed with cancer now survive for at least five years
Cancer survival rates in the UK have doubled in the last 40 years
Cancer is the UK public’s number one fear, feared above debt, knife crime, Alzheimer’s and losing a job
More than three in five cancers are diagnosed in people aged over 65
More than one in five of all cancer deaths are from lung cancer
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