Cancer rates have reached a record high | Daily Mail Online

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In a breaking story, the Daily Mail reports that almost 300,000 cancer diagnoses were made in the UK in 2015, which is a rise of 22% from 2005, according to the Office for National Statistics. The Mail suggests that an ageing population is thought to be to blame.

Cancer rates have reached a record high   | Daily Mail Online

BUT surely lifestyle, including diet and exercise play a part too, as evidenced by rising obesity rates? Also UK cancer care is seriously behind other advanced countries like Germany and France – why?

Returning to the UK election, nobody seems interested in improving the effectiveness of public healthcare spending, just debating the merits and demerits of the NHS.

Surely, it’s time for a radical review of the effectiveness of UK public healthcare spending?

Thoughts?

One response

  1. Dr Alf is right and the Daily Mail is wrong because UK longevity is the worst in Western Europe other than Greece and cancer survival rates and the incidence of cancers are worse in the UK than anywhere else in Europe. Dementia is now the leading cause of death in the UK followed by cancer and then heart disease.

    Cancers kill more people in the UK than is the case in other European countries because of our poor diet,use of intensive farming methods,pollution ,excessive alchohol use at practically double the Global level according to the latest WHO report.

    Carcinogens are present in mechanically recovered meat in plastics,food additives,in our air and in our water.

    Also as people go on more long haul holidays to places where their often pale skin is not used to strong sunlight so moles develop and become malignant.

    The legacy of smoking,vaping and a failure to engage vitamin supplementation to offset a vitamin deficient diet plays a part as does the divorce and separation rate which causes stress and is higher in the UK than anywhere else in Europe.The NHS does not use the latest cancer treatments like the Rife machine and the German system of cooking cancer cells to death.

    It is time to Napalm the NHS and start again.

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