"1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives"Cancer Research UK
"There are more than 200 different types of cancer"Cancer Research UK
"151,190 people died from cancer in the UK in 2000"Cancer Research UK
"Survival rates in the UK continue to be much lower than the European average"Cancer Research UK
"Cancer accounts for a quarter of all deaths in the UK"Cancer Research UK
"Approximately 1 in 4 people will die from cancer"Cancer Research UK
Quarter of a million people across the UK will be diagnosed with cancer this year. More than half of them will die within 5 years. And cancer doesn’t discriminate. Nobody is immune. Experts estimate that perhaps 40% of cancers are preventable if we live a healthy lifestyle. That means a staggering 60% are not. Even particles in the air we breathe can trigger it.
Some cancers are notoriously difficult to diagnose but many can be successfully treated, provided treatment starts in the early stages. Attack is the best form of defence.
Sir Bobby gave his own time and energy to this cause but his career in football taught him that no man is an island, nobody can do it all on their own. You've got to have the commitment of a great team and the passionate support of the fans behind you.