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Over 330,000 Brits diagnosed with cancer each year

Just under a third of a million people are diagnosed with cancer ever year, figures from Cancer Research UK have shown. More than 330,000 found out they had some form of the disease in 2011, the health charity said.

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Cancer diagnoses numbers rise to 330,000

The number of people diagnosed with some form of cancer reached almost a third of a million in 2011, Cancer Research have said.

The rise in the number of people diagnosed with cancer is being blamed on a growing elderly population. Credit: PA

More than 330,000 people were found to have the disease where as ten years ago 283,000 were diagnosed, the health charity said.

The charity said that the rates of diagnosis have soared by more than a third since the mid 1970s.

Britain's ageing population was one of the reasons behind the rise in cancer rates, according to the charity.

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