Cancer more common than marriages, says study
London: Being diagnosed with cancer is now a common-life event that will marry or have the first baby, a research report revealed in the UK.
Researchers found that more than 70 000 new cancer cases each year in the UK make new marriages.
The latest figures also show that there are almost 50 000 new cancer cases each year in England and Wales than women giving birth to their first child.
According to the report of the British organization Macmillan Cancer Support, a similar number of degrees awarded each year in the UK on new cases of cancer.
Cancer affects many people at the forefront of their lives. More than 1.2 million people were diagnosed with cancer under age 65 in the last 10 years, more than 340,000 were diagnosed in the 20, 30 and 40 years.
The research found that when receiving a diagnosis of cancer is an increasingly common life event, it is the disease that people most fear.
For one in 10 in the UK, cancer is the greatest fear of all, before losing one’s own death or even terrorism.
The report emphasizes that people’s perceptions and fears about cancer may be unnecessary to help them understand their options when diagnosed.
When they were told they had cancer, one in three (34%) said they were stunned and could not take anything.
As one in two people will develop cancer at some point in their lives and more and more people live longer after cancer, the researchers asked the public to better understand the reality of a cancer diagnosis.
“It’s been said that cancer changed his life, and that can leave people feeling that they were pushed into the unknown, bewildered and unprepared,” said Lynda Thomas, CEO of Macmillan Cancer Support.
“But as more and more people are diagnosed with cancer, it’s important that we’re all better informed about what to expect if one day we get this shocking information,” Thomas said.