Manchester and Liverpool have highest rates of cancer

Mammogram being checked for breast cancer Credit: PA

Liverpool and Manchester have the highest rates of cancer in the country according to a leading cancer charity.

Cancer Research UK has released a website where you can compare rates of the disease by local authority, constituency or postcode.

It contains information on cancer incidence, survival and mortality, early diagnosis, screening and smoking statistics for individual areas.

The local figures are compared to the national average and two locations can also be compared directly with each other.