Cancer – why does it affect so many of us?

Cancer has touched most of our lives in some way. In fact, someone is diagnosed with cancer every two minutes in the UK.*

Canada Life, the UK’s leading provider of employee benefits and group risk insurance solutions, has  put together an in-depth report looking at a disease that impacts a staggering one in two of us.

We’re sharing this report with you here and with so many great charities and organisations fighting cancer, we hope that one day we’ll see an end to this disease.

Canada Life pays more claims for cancer than any other condition. But why is this condition so common?

Over the last 45 years, Canada Life has supported thousands of people suffering with cancer. Their experience has given them the insight and determination to write this report. The report takes a detailed look at:

  • Cancer in the workplace. Can workplace culture have a negative impact when we’re dealing with a serious illness?
  • Treatment, prevention and surviving cancer. We look at survival rates across different types of cancer and whether they’re improving. We also look at what we can do to prevent cancer and how we can increase our chances of survival.
  • ‘A world without cancer’. Finally, we consider a world without cancer. The scale of this illness is staggering, but the tide is turning. We ask how, and if, this could ever happen.

*Cancer Research UK, 2015

 To download the report, click here.

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