Cancer Research UK
Around 20,300 fewer people were referred for suspected lung cancer in England since the pandemic began, compared to the same period the year before.
With compromised immune systems making them highly susceptible to Covid-19, cancer patients and their doctors have been left facing heartbreaking choices.
These remedies aren't the only issue – cancer specialists are warning against taking a range of alternative therapies.
The number of people dying from liver cancer in the UK has increased by around 50% in the last decade.
One in 10 people with a prior diagnosis of primary breast cancer said they hadn't been given enough information about the symptoms of its return.
Advances in tests, treatment and better awareness are making a huge difference.
The UK has the poorest five-year survival rate for five out of seven cancers, including bowel and lung.
Getting sunburnt just once every two years triples the risk of melanoma.
The NHS has said that “obesity is the new smoking” after research from Cancer Research UK highlighted that obesity has overtaken smoking as the cause for some cancers. The causes of obesity are multiple and complex. Environmental factors like fast-food advertising, the availability of cheap, calorie-dense food and larger portions have all contributed to growing obesity rates around the world.
Obesity now causes more cases of some cancers than smoking