Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Cancer cases 'to hit 300,000 annually'

By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor, and Gary Cleland Last Updated: 6:14am GMT 04/12/2007

England is facing a cancer timebomb, with cases of the disease predicted to rise by a third within 15 years.
Figures show that one in five patients wait over a month to be seen by a specialist
An ageing population, a rise in "lifestyle" cancers and the obesity epidemic will see the number of people diagnosed with the disease rise from 230,000 a year to almost 300,000 by 2020.


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