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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
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