Cancer survival rates continue to improve

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The number of cancer survivors in the UK is increasing by about 3 per cent per year, according to an analysis of cancer registry data. Using data from cancer registries in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the researchers estimated that there were two million cancer survivors in the UK at the end of 2008. This equates to approximately 3 per cent of the population overall and one in eight people aged 65 or over. Prostate and female breast cancers were the most prevalent. The researchers say that their estimates will prove useful to those involved in planning and providing treatment.

Maddams J, Brewster D, Gavin A et al. Br J Cancer 2009;101:541-7

Originally published in the December 2009 edition of MIMS Oncology & Palliative Care.

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