Cancer in numbers

Macmillan is the leading expert on the numbers, needs and experiences of people affected by cancer in the UK. Read some of our reports below or more about cancer statistics in our Evidence and research section.


Mind the Gap: Cancer inequalities in London.


This report explores cancer inequalities in London in terms of patient experience, focusing specifically on deprivation and ethnicity.

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At least 160,000 people living in the UK say they are constantly or often left housebound due to a lack of social care support.

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Text reads: 'Cancer: a colossal challenge. The 2.5 million.'


There are now 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK. More than 1,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK by the end of 2016.

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Text reads: 'The changing story of cancer - We are Macmillan Cancer Support.'


Macmillan’s research reveals that the number of people living with cancer diagnosis in the UK is 2.5 million (in 2015) and is set to rise to four million by 2030.

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