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Canada Life's Cancer Report

We're proud to share our latest research report - an in-depth look at a disease that impacts a staggering one in two of us


Cancer has touched most of our lives in some way. In fact, someone is diagnosed with cancer every two minutes in the UK.1

We pay more claims for cancer than any other condition. But why is this condition so common?

Over the last 45 years, we’ve supported thousands of people suffering with cancer. Our experience has given us the insight and determination to write this report. We take a detailed look at:

  • Cancer in the workplace. Can workplace culture have a negative impact when we're dealing with a serious illness?
  • Treatment, prevention and surviving cancer. We look at survival rates across different types of cancer and whether they’re improving. We also look at what we can do to prevent cancer and how we can increase our chances of survival.
  • ‘A world without cancer’. Finally, we consider a world without cancer. The scale of this illness is staggering, but the tide is turning. We ask how, and if, this could ever happen.

With so many great charities and organisations fighting cancer, we hope that one day we’ll see an end to this disease. Until that time comes, we’ll continue to do our best to support people and their families who’ve been affected by cancer.

1Cancer Research UK, 2015


How can I read the report?

We've created two versions:


Quick report - Easy to understand and fully interactive. Have a play with our quick look into the report.

View Quick Report


Full report - Comprehensive and packed with information. Download the full report for a thought-provoking read.

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