Cancer types rich pictures
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. 570,000 people are living with breast cancer and this number is expected to grow to 1.2m by 2030.
Around 138 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 255,000 men living with prostate cancer in the UK. A quarter of all new cases of cancer diagnosed in men are prostate cancers, with 114 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 244,000 people are currently living with colorectal cancer, with an average of 114 people diagnosed every day. Colorectal cancer incidence and mortality is linked to age, for example, between 2008 and 2010, 73% of colorectal cancer deaths were in people aged 65 years and over.
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There are around 118,000 people living with malignant melanoma in the UK, with 13,348 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 91% of women and 84% 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 98,000 people living with it. In 2011, almost 10,400 people were diagnosed with bladder cancer, (28 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 85,000 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 thesurvival rate is relatively good, with 79% of women and 76% of men living for a year after their non-Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis.
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There are around 82,000 people living with cancer of the uterus in the UK, with 23 people diagnosed every day. 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 over weight 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 10,500 new cases being diagnosed every year.
67,000 people are currently living with head and neck cancer, yet incidence is considerably higher amongstmales, 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, 65,000 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 (8.8% of men and 11.1% of women are alive 5 years after their diagnosis) and is the biggest killer of all cancers, with over 35,200 people dying every year from lung cancer in the UK.
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Around 54,000 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 83%of women living a year after their diagnosis, and two-thirds (67%) of women are alive five years after their diagnosis.
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262 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 68,000 people died from cancers that were not one of the top 10 most common cancers in 2011,186 people every day.
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