Health Facts

Charities and Medical authorities publish health statistics according to their medical speciality. Below are listed some interesting facts gathered from  Cancer Research , Office of National Statistics amongst other sources and are used by Life Insurance companies.

Fast Facts

– One in two people in Britain will have a cancer diagnosed at some point during their life.


– Less than 10% of all strokes are fatal.


– The possibility of surviving a critical illness before age 65 is almost twice as great as dying.


– Over 26,000 major work-place injuries were reported in 2009/2010.


– In the UK, 70% of women with breast cancer are treated by breast conservation e.g. lumpectomy,cystectomy or partial mastectomy.


– Almost two thirds of all women newly diagnosed with breast cancer are now likely to survive for at least 20 years.


– In 2012 around 43,456 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK, 10,837 deaths from the cancer and 84 % of those surviving living for a further 10 years.


– The average ten year cancer survival rate has doubled over the last 30 years.


I hope you found these statistics of interest ? I did and although some of  the figures seem alarming, the fact  survival rates are increasing is encouraging.

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Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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