We know that there were two million people living with cancer in 2010, and currently (2015) 2.5 million people are living with cancer. In the UK this will rise to four million by 2030. See our cancer statistics page and download our factsheet [PDF] for the headlines on the total number of people living with cancer (cancer prevalence).
In order to understand more about the cancer population in terms of numbers, we have been working in partnership with the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS, formerly NCIN). The Macmillan-NCRAS UK Cancer Prevalence Project provides a greater understanding of the population of people living with cancer across the UK. For the first time we have detailed prevalence data available by:
- cancer type
- deprivation group and local area
- and time since diagnosis.
We know this granular detail for the whole of the UK and broken down into the four nations.
We presented the three following academic posters, which look at the UK Cancer Prevalence Project in more detail, at the Cancer Outcomes conference in June 2015: