400 people in UK diagnosed with preventable cancer every day, data shows

A total of 387,000 people were diagnosed with cancer in 2019-20, and 40% of those cases – about 155,000 – could have been avoided. Ageing population, better screening and improved awareness means more people than ever are being diagnosed with the disease – more than 1,000 every day. Experts urge people to adopt a healthier lifestyle, including getting more active, maintaining a healthy weight and quitting smoking. People should aim to stay safe in the sun and breastfeed where possible, charity says.

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