Strength in Numbers dedicated to my late mother Kay

One In Two People Will Develop Cancer In Their Life, Warns Charity

One in two people will develop cancer at some point in their lives, new figures suggest. A forecast from Cancer Research UK predicts that the UK could face a “crisis” if the NHS does not plan ahead. The news coincides with World Cancer Day, which aims to take a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer.

The new figure, which replaces the previous of one in three, is the most accurate forecast to date from the charity and is published in the British Journal of Cancer. Cancer Research UK said it highlights the urgent need to bolster public health and NHS cancer services so they can cope with a growing and ageing population and the looming demands for better diagnostics, treatments and earlier diagnosis. Prevention must also play a role in the effort required to reduce the impact of the disease in coming decades, as there will “never be one single magic bullet” to cure all cancers.

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