• Question: roughly how many people get cancer each year???

    Asked by 1sunshine to Mariam, Leo, Iain, Gioia on 22 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
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      Leo Garcia answered on 21 Jun 2010:

      In 2007, around 7.6 million people died of cancer worldwide. In the UK, in the same year, nearly 300,000 people were diagnosed with cancer. You can see why we need scientists in cancer research!

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      Gioia Cherubini answered on 21 Jun 2010:

      From the Cancer Research UK website: “There are around 298,000* new cases of cancer diagnosed each year in the UK.” This is the average for the last 3 years.

    • Photo: Mariam Orme

      Mariam Orme answered on 22 Jun 2010:

      In 2007, 297,991 people in the UK were diagnosed with cancer.
      I got this number from Cancer Research UK’s website, which you can look at if you want more information about this sort of thing:

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      Iain Moal answered on 22 Jun 2010:

      Around the world, it is estimated that there were around 12.7 million new cases in 2008.