Macmillan: Cancer rates show people are living longer
Growing worldwide cancer rates show people are living longer, a Macmillan Cancer Support spokesperson has said.
The World Health Organisation predicts the number of cancer cases will rise from 14 million to 24 million a year by 2035.
Mike Hobday from the Macmillan Cancer Support said that the cause of the rise was "ironically... good news."
He told BBC Radio 5 live's Morning Reports: "We're living long enough to be diagnosed with cancer. But that means the NHS will have a much bigger job in the future."
04 Feb 2014
- From the section Health