Cancer is any malignant growth or tumour caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division.

  • The four most common cancers are:
  • colorectal(Colorectal cancer is also referred to as bowel cancer)
  • female breast cancer
  • prostate cancer in males
  • lung cancer


Increase in cancer due to a more ageing population.      

  • More deprived areas have a greater incidence  and  mortality from cancer.        
  • Female lung cancer has increased.