We have created four rich pictures on different age groups of people living with cancer. These documents summarise the numbers, needs and experiences of people from childhood to old age and are brought to life with real quotes and case studies.
Children with cancer
There were over 9,936 children (aged 0-14) living with cancer in the UK in 2010, based on data on patients diagnosed with cancer between 1991 and 2010. Less than 1% of new cancer diagnoses and cancer deaths in the UK are amongst children. Every day 4 children in the UK are diagnosed with cancer. Every week 5 children die of it. 89% of children will live 5 years after cancer diagnosis.
The most commonly diagnosed cancers in children are leukaemia, brain and central nervous system tumours and lymphomas.
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Teenagers and young adults living with cancer
16,612 teenagers and young adults (TYA) in the UK are living up to 20 years after initial diagnosis with cancer, based on data on people diagnosed with cancer between 1991 and 2010.
Every year over 2,000 TYA receive a cancer diagnosis and almost 268 people in that age group die of it. More than half of cancer deaths in that group occur in hospital.
50% of TYA built up debt to make ends meet as a result of their cancer diagnosis. A third of 16-18 year-olds with cancer had to leave education altogether.
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People of working age living with cancer
Macmillan has produced a rich picture on the needs, numbers and experiences of the UK's 750,000 people of working age living with cancer.
It includes information about Macmillan's aims, lifestyle and perceptions, vocational rehabilitation programmes and a useful jargon buster.
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Older people with cancer
We have created a rich picture on older people living with cancer which comprises the needs of this group, media perception of older people with cancer, key findings and statistics and case studies with quotations.
You may also be interested in our project to improve services for older people.
Download the rich picture on older people living with cancer [PDF].