Cancer

Cancer is the leading cause of all deaths and premature deaths in Derbyshire, but around 40% of all cancer cases are considered to be preventable through making healthy lifestyle choices and minimising other risks. Nationally, an ageing population and increases in lifestyle related risk factors means an additional 20-30,000 new cases are expected each year by 2020, and 3.4 million people predicted to be living with cancer by 2030. To ensure that there continues to be a reduction in the incidence and premature mortality rate from cancer requires concerted action in both prevention and treatment, underpinned by the national five year strategy “Achieving world-class cancer outcomes: a strategy for England 2015-2020”.