Cancer rates have soared among middle-aged people with doctors blaming the rise on obesity and home boozing. The number diagnosed each year has leapt by more than a third in the last 30 years.
Prostate cancer rates have risen six-fold and breast cancer by half in people aged 40 to 59, figures show. Meanwhile lung cancer diagnoses in men have fallen by more than half, a Cancer Research UK report found.
Women in the age group saw the biggest increase in cancer - from 24,000 in 1979 to more