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Trends in UK cancer rates examined

Several newspapers has reported that cancer rates have risen over the past two decades.

Cancer rates in the middle-aged “have jumped by almost a fifth in a generation”, according to The Daily Telegraph, which says that the increase “is thought to be mainly due to better detection of cancers rather than people adopting more unhealthy lifestyles”. The Sun takes the alternate view, saying that doctors are “blaming the rise on obesity and home boozing”; the Daily Mail similarly suggests that lifestyle changes are to blame. More ………