ONS statistics show record level of new cancer cases in England

The i newspaper reports that figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed that the number of new cases of cancer in England are the highest on record. In 2015 there were 299,923 new cancer diagnoses registered, the equivalent of 822 a day.

Caroline Moye, head of the World Cancer Research Fund, said:

“With around half of cancer cases being attributed to some of the most preventable cancers, it is more important than ever to take cancer prevention seriously. Cancer cases are predicted to continue to rise. However, this doesn’t need to be the case. A third of the most common cancers could be prevented by eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight and doing more physical activity.”

The ONS statistics can be accessed here. The i Newspaper article is not available online but can be accessed via PressReader.com here.

Page published: Fri 24 February 2017

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