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Projected service use and outcomes in 3--5 years and 5--10 years

Adults :: Cancer :: Projected service use and outcomes in 3--5 years and 5--10 years

Cancer incidence is expected to increase with an ageing population. Even though Medway has a slightly younger population than the national average, projections from 2015 to 2025 suggest that the number of people 65 years of age or over will increase by 24% to 53,000 and the number of people over 85 years will grow by 44% to 6,900[1]. Nationally, the predicted increase in the incidence of cancer from nearly 300,000 in 2007 to over 430,000 by 2030 in the UK[2] and is likely to result in the need and demand for new cancer drugs and treatment as well as other health and social care services.

With ongoing national cancer awareness campaigns, it is expected that this would also increase the detection of cancer as well as the need for treatment.

More people are surviving cancer or living longer with the disease. These groups have different needs which are not provided by the usual cancer services.


[1]   Office for National Statistics. Mid-2014-based subnational population projections for England
[2]   Mistry M, Parkin DM, Ahmad AS, et al. Cancer incidence in the United Kingdom: projections to the year 2030 British Journal of Cancer 2011; 105: 1795-1803.