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Over 1 million lives saved through NHS cancer treatments

Words by Abi Scaife

The UK’s cancer treatments have saved over 1 million lives, says Cancer Research UK.

That’s amazing! Tell me more.

The charity, Cancer Research UK, has analysed the NHS and its work since the mid-1980s. The analysis found that the health service has saved 1.2 million lives over the last forty years thanks to cancer treatments alone.

What does this mean?

It means Britain has had a huge impact on the lives of people with cancer - giving them valuable time with their loved ones that they would have missed out on otherwise. 

To read more details of Cancer Research UK’s analysis, you can visit their website.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

Macmillan Cancer Support. They provide specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. Learn more here.

Cancer Research UK. This charity provides information for anyone affected by any kind of cancer. Support them here.

Maggie’s. Offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and the people important to them. Find out more here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Good Health and Wellbeing.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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