Cancer Costs Uk Over £12bn A Year Finds Research

Cancer costs each Briton �72 a year, found the study. Picture: TSPL

In the UK, costs of cancer treatment per person in the population stood just lower than the EU average at 72. The researchers pointed out that overall their estimates on cancer costs were conservative as in some categories, such as the costs of screening programmes for the disease, they were unable to obtain data from all the countries so they were not included. Researcher Dr Ramon Luengo-Fernandez, from Oxford University, said: This is the first comprehensive EU-wide study which allows us to not only estimate the total cost of cancer in the EU, but also to make meaningful comparisons between countries. We hope that these results will allow policymakers to better allocate research funds, and to deliver cancer services in a way that provides good value for money. Professor Richard Sullivan, of Kings College, added: More effective targeting of investment may prevent care systems from reaching breaking point a real danger given the increasing burden of cancer. A Scottish Government spokeswoman said: We know that the earlier a cancer is diagnosed the greater the chance it can be treated successfully, and that is why we are investing 30m in our Detect Cancer Early programme. As part of this programme, we are making substantial investment in increasing diagnostic and treatment capacity across Scotland, and we will shortly be launching the next phase of the plan, which will look specifically at lung cancer. In addition, we are continuing to invest in other areas of cancer care, with 5.2m being invested on delivering the breast, bowel and cervical screening programmes in 2012-13. MORE STORIES Search For: (Plumber, Taxi, McDonalds…) Where? (Town, Country …) Please type the postcode as the example above Make: Alfa Romeo Aston Martin Audi Bentley BMW Cadillac Caterham Chevrolet Chrysler Citroen Daewoo Daihatsu Dodge Ferrari Fiat Ford Honda Hummer Hyundai Infiniti Isuzu Jaguar Jeep Kia Lada Lamborghini Lancia Land Rover Lexus Lotus Maserati Maybach Mazda Mercedes-Benz MG MINI Mitsubishi Morgan Nissan Noble Perodua Peugeot Porsche Proton Renault Rolls-Royce Rover Saab SEAT Skoda Smart SsangYong Subaru Suzuki Toyota TVR Vauxhall Volkswagen Volvo Model: What is a Flash Cookie? Can I opt out of receiving Cookies? About our Cookies Cookies are small data files which are sent to your browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome etc) from a website you visit. They are stored on your electronic device. Yes there are a number of options available, you can set your browser either to reject all cookies, to allow only “trusted” sites to set them, or to only accept them from the site you are currently on. However, please note – if you block/delete all cookies, some features of our websites, such as remembering your login details, or the site branding for your local newspaper may not function as a result. The types of cookies we, our ad network and technology partners use are listed below: Revenue Science A tool used by some of our advertisers to target adverts to you based on pages you have visited in the past.

UK ‘ready to help’ after cyclone

Spokesman Devendra Tak, in Puri, said: “The hotel I stayed in was one of the tallest buildings in the area, so I could see far around. From here in Puri, the damage does not look as bad as we thought it could be: telephone posts have been pulled up from the ground, and trees uprooted, but buildings remain – for the most part – intact. “Looking out to the ocean, it’s clear the water is still quite rough. On the ground, people are starting to come out, there are children on the streets. The wind is still quite strong although the rains have let up. “The wind speed is very high, so we anticipate that there may be delays in being able to reach the most vulnerable families with aid. This also means it could take some time before the full extent of the damage is known, but our teams are working around the clock to coordinate a rapid response and meet the needs of those affected.” A spokeswoman for Oxfam said the next few hours remained crucial for tens of thousands of Indians stuck in the middle of one of the country’s largest natural disasters. “The major challenge is to clear debris and to quickly restore communications. Oxfam India’s staff will assess the situation as soon as possible. Oxfam India has contingency stock on standby for deployment to address vital water and sanitation needs and emergency shelter needs for over 30,000 people during the initial stage of the crisis.” ActionAid said the cyclone had caused huge damage, with three million trees uprooted and hundreds of thousands of homes damaged. Ghasiram Panda, programme manager for ActionAid India, said: “Our partners in the worst affected parts are trying to send in as much information but the communication is slow and patchy as telephone and electricity lines are down and their phones and laptops are running on low battery. Our assessment teams are also waiting for the weather and roads to clear up. “We are yet to access the rural areas, so a clearer picture of the true extent of damage will emerge only in a day or two. But from the early reports we’ve received from our partners on the ground it appears that damage to crops, nets, boats, kuccha (non-cemented) houses and other small infrastructure appears extensive. “Over three million trees have been uprooted, electricity and communication lines have been damaged.” Children’s charity Plan International said families would need help to rebuild their lives after fleeing the devastation of the cyclone.