Carry Tornshell via Crowdrise
December 08, 2010
What's more, cancer, and our experience of it, is changing. As the population ages, more people are getting cancer but, with the help of improvements in screening, diagnosis and treatment, more people are living longer with and after the disease. This means that a growing number of people need more than just medical help; they also need information, practical, emotional and financial support. They're often spending less time in hospital and more time at home – so cancer is becoming a part of more and more people's daily lives.
As people's needs around cancer have changed, so have we. We're building on the traditional healthcare services we're known for and adding new ones to give people what they want. And it's not just people with cancer who are affected – their families, carers and communities often need help too.
There are two million people in the UK living with or beyond cancer.