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Cancer

1 in 2 of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime. As treatment and care improves more people are living with and beyond cancer.
Fortunately, half of those with cancer will now live for at least 10 years; 40 years ago, the average survival was only 1 year.

Action is being taken by the NHS to increase outcomes for people with cancer, which includes:

  1. Better prevention.
  2. Swifter access to diagnosis.
  3. Better treatment and care for people with cancer.

Cancer commissioning

Multiple commissioners share the responsibility for the commissioning of cancer. They work together through the Peninsula Cancer Alliance to plan and improve outcomes and experiences for people.

Cancer screening

Public Health England’s cancer screening programmes are an important tool in diagnosing cancer.

Cancer support centres

These centres support people with cancer, their carers and families. They are available to anyone affected by cancer. They offer a range of services in a comfortable environment where people can share concerns, ask questions, and receive support.

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