813 people a day diagnosed with cancer in England


More than 800 people a day are now diagnosed with cancer in England, figures show.

New data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found the number of cancer cases continues to rise, with 296,863 new cases in 2014 - the equivalent of 813 per day.

More new cancer cases were among men (150,832) than women (146,031), a trend that has been seen in previous years.

Four common cancers account for more than half of all cases.

They are breast cancer (15.6%), prostate cancer (13.4%), lung cancer (12.6%) and bowel cancer (11.5%).