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UK womb cancer rates highest in 30 years

 

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UK womb cancer rates highest in 30 years

Figures released by Cancer Research UK this morning reveal that the number of women diagnosed with womb cancer in the country is at its highest level in 30 years, prompting calls to address the issue.

In 1975, 13 in every 100,000 women were diagnosed with the disease but, more than 30 years later, rates have climbed to more than 19 per 100,000, with 7,530 now developing womb cancer every year in the UK, according to the charity.

The incidence of womb cancer peaks in women aged 60-79, and this group has also seen the largest swell in rates – almost doubling since 1975. More