Improvements in cancer survival rates mean that almost 45,000 people are living with and beyond cancer, this figure is expected to rise to as many as 78,000 by 2030.
An ageing population and a rise in lifestyle related risk factors mean that the number of people being affected by cancer is increasing. There are currently 14,000 people being treated each year in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw and this is expected to increase to 18,000 by 2030.
We want to work together to reduce the risk of people developing cancer, quickly diagnose and treat those who do, and develop services based around the whole person, not just their cancer.
To do this, we will work together as the South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire Cancer Alliance as well as continuing with our partnership with Macmillan's Living With and Beyond Cancer team to support the overall vision of the ACS and better care for and support people with cancer and their families across our region.