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Investing in the Future of Merseyside and Cheshire

How Cancer Affects our Region

'New cases of lung cancer in Merseyside and Cheshire are 15% higher than the national average for men, yet 23% higher for women.'

  • More than 5,500 people die each year from cancer in the Merseyside and Cheshire area.
  • The number of new cancer cases and the number of cancer deaths in this region are significantly higher than the national average. The incidence of cancer is expected to rise significantly in the next few years.
  • Even within our own area, the chances of developing some cancers can vary widely depending on whether you are a man or woman and on where you happen to live.
  • For instance, new cases of lung cancer in Merseyside and Cheshire are 15% higher than the national average for men, yet 23% higher for women.
  • Lung cancer death rates are significantly higher in Knowsley and Liverpool than in other parts of Merseyside and Cheshire.

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