We have created engaging rich pictures summarising the numbers, needs and experiences of people living with the top 10 cancer types in the UK and rarer cancers. The documents include case studies, quotes and key statistics.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. 691,000 people are living with breast cancer.
Around 140 people are diagnosed every day, but breast cancer has one of the highest 5-year survival rates of all cancers. 84% of women are alive five years after their diagnosis.
The lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer is 1 in 8 for women in the UK, and women with a relative who has had breast cancer are at double the risk of being diagnosed.
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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, with 330,000 men living with prostate cancer in the UK. A quarter of all new cases of cancer diagnosed in men are prostate cancers, with 119 men diagnosed every day.
Survival rates for prostate cancer have been improving over the last 30 years, and now, 80% of men live for more than five years after their prostate cancer diagnosis.
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Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK in terms of prevalence, and is also the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK.
Around 290,000 people are currently living with colorectal cancer, with an average of 115 people diagnosed every day.
Colorectal cancer incidence and mortality is linked to age, for example, between 2009 and 2011, 73% of colorectal cancer deaths were in people aged 65 years and over.
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There are around 110,330 people living with malignant melanoma in the UK, with 13,500 people diagnosed every year, (around 37 people every day) making it the fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK.
The prognosis for malignant melanoma is often good, with 92% of women and 86% of men living for 5 years or more after their diagnosis.
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Bladder cancer is the eighth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK with around 69,115 people living with it.
In 2012, almost 10,702 people were diagnosed with bladder cancer, (29 people every day).
Bladder cancer is more common in older people and males, with around 8 in 10 of all bladder cancer cases diagnosed in people aged 65 and over and more than twice as many cases of bladder cancer in men compared with women.
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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is the most common blood cancer, and the sixth most commonly diagnosed cancer, with around 76,840 people living with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the UK.
Patients are now twice as likely to survive their disease for at least 10 years compared to those diagnosed in the early 1970s, which shows that the survival rate is relatively good, with 62% of women and 69% of men living for a year after their non-Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis.
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There are around 70,190 people living with cancer of the uterus in the UK, with 23 people diagnosed every day.
Cancer of the womb (uterus) is a common cancer that affects the female reproductive system. It is also called uterine cancer and endometrial cancer.
Uterine cancer incidence is linked to age, with the vast majority (93%) of uterine cancer cases diagnosed in women aged 50 years and over. In addition to age, the risk of developing uterine cancer is also 2–3 times higher in overweight and obese women, with around 34% of cases of uterine cancer in the UK in 2010 linked to excess body weight.
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Head and Neck cancer is the eighth most commonly diagnosed type of cancer, with over 11,000 new cases being diagnosed every year.
62,530 people are currently living with head and neck cancer, yet incidence is considerably higher amongst males, with Laryngeal cancer (one of the most common types) having a male: female ratio of 5:1. There are over 30 different places that cancer can develop in the head and neck.
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Lung cancer is the UK's second most commonly diagnosed cancer, 72,000 people are living with lung cancer and over 40,000 are diagnosed each year in the UK.
Lung cancer has one of the lowest 5-year survival rates of all cancers (9.7% of men and 12.5% of women are alive 5 years after their diagnosis) and is the biggest killer of all cancers, with over 35,000 people dying every year from lung cancer in the UK.
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Around 34,850 women are living with cervical cancer and around 8 women are diagnosed every day.
The risk of cervical cancer is approximately double in women with a mother or sister who has been diagnosed with the disease.
The prognosis for cervical cancer is often good, with 84% of women living a year after their diagnosis, and two-thirds (67%) of women being alive five years after their diagnosis.
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269 people are diagnosed with a rarer cancer every day, with the result that there are around 444,000 people living with a rarer cancer diagnosis.
There are more than 200 different kinds of cancer, each with its own name and treatment. Although each individual form of cancer is rare, this group is significantly larger than any site-specific cancer, for example, around 67,000 people died from cancers that were not one of the top 10 most common cancers in 2011, around 184 people every day.
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