Cancer is a scary word. But when you know all the facts, knowledge and understanding can reduce the fear. Find out everything you need to know about cancer and its effects...

Cancer Information

There are a lot of sources for cancer information available all over the internet, television, print, and other multimedia resources.  Each source of cancer information has a lot of data and figures that provide a clear picture of what cancer is, how prevalent it is in a specific area, what treatments are available and what can be done to support those who have the disease.

The most popular cancer information resource in the United Kingdom is Cancer Research UK with their up to date statistics fuelled by their intensive research on the illness. The National Cancer Intelligence Network has a lot of tools that can help people access data pertaining to the disease. Government arms such as the Office for National Statistics and the Department of Health offer figures and services for those who may need them the most.

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK provides detailed and up to date information about cancer.  The organisation has statistics that are applicable at a national level.  Each of the figures represent all cancers then broken down to various components to provide a clearer picture of the cancer landscape in the country.  There are also a lot of information on causes of the illness, incidence, mortality, survival rates and other resources for further reading.   Cancer information from the Cancer Research UK is very detailed such that they have provided links for PowerPoint presentations that anyone can access to look at the comparisons with different regions, genetics, lifestyle factors and other essential information about the illness.

National Cancer Intelligence Network

The National Cancer Intelligence Network started back in 2008 which gathers all the top stakeholders for cancer information as they aim to provide high quality cancer information that the patients can access in order to aid in improving their quality of life and make them feel more at ease knowing that they are not alone in their fight against cancer. They have an Online Cancer eAtlas and a Cancer Commissioning Toolkit that gives comprehensive information about the disease.

Office for National Statistics

The Office for National Statistics gathers all the registrations of various individuals and groups all over the country and collates them to produce information related to cancer.  The cancer information is published in the website and this includes number of cases, age ranges, causes, and number of deaths for every year.  There is no need to register because the figures are free to be browsed and downloaded directly from the website.

Department of Health

The Department of Health has all cancer information pertaining to policy documents, programme budgeting and other relevant statistics that the government is currently using to aid in the national fight against the disease. The website includes cancer information on the Cancer Plan, Cancer Reform Strategy and the Cancer Waiting Times.  There is also information on how the government’s budget on cancer is broken down and distributed to various cancer networks.

These portals of cancer information are just a few of the many resources that you can look into if you want to know more about the disease, get informed about how to fight it and how prevalent it is in the country.