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 former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.

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