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Male 50% cancer risk by 2027

Half of all British men are likely to be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime by the year 2027, experts predict.

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Cancer Statistics for the UK

  • Around 416,000 people in the UK are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in 2027, compared with 324,000 in 2010.
  • Between the same two years the number of diagnosed cases of bowel cancer is forecast to rise from 41,800 to more than 54,400, of prostate cancer from 41,000 to 57,000 and of malignant melanoma from 12,800 to 20,400.

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