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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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Rates of cancer 'set to soar' as people live longer

Age is the biggest risk factor for cancer and the increase in incident rates largely reflect the fact that people are living longer, experts have said.

Age is the biggest cancer risk, experts have warned Credit: PA Wire

The projections, from Cancer Research UK, are based on past incidence and death rates and assume a continuation of trends.

They do not take into account new forms of treatment, lifestyle and environmental changes that might alter future cancer rates.

The cancers set to affect people most in the next 15 years are prostate, bowel and melanoma (skin).

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