• There are more than 200 types of cancer, each with different causes, symptoms and treatments.
  • There are around 289,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed each year in the UK.
  • Every two minutes someone else is diagnosed with cancer in the UK.
  • More than 1 in 3 people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime.
  • Cancer causes one in four of all deaths in the UK.
  • There are more than 150,000 cancer deaths in the UK every year.
  • Every four minutes another person dies of cancer in the UK.
  • The overall cancer death rate has fallen by 10% over the last decade.
  • Half of people diagnosed with cancer now survive for more than five years.
  • The average ten-year cancer survival rate has doubled over the last 30 years.
  • More than seven out of ten children with cancer are now successfully treated.
  • It is estimated that there are now 2 million cancer survivors in the UK, or approximately 3.3% of the population of the UK