The number of people suffering from cancer has soared since the 1970s, a leading health charity has warned.
According to data released by Cancer Research UK:
- In 1975 around 295 of every 100,000 people were diagnosed with some form of cancer.
- This number rose to almost 400 by 2011.
- Cancer Research blamed an ageing population and lifestyle factors, like excessive drinking or being overweight for the rise.
- While the rates are going up, the number of people surviving the disease is also on the rise.
- In the 1970s just 23% of cancer patients survived for 10 years, this climbed to 46% in 2007.
More top news
There was an "alarming" increase in the number of death sentences issued around the world last year, Amnesty International has said.
Paracetamol is ineffective at treating back pain, Australian researchers say.
Madonna says she still cannot bring herself to watch footage of the moment she fell on stage while performing at the Brit Awards.