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- The annual cost for cancer care in England 2006/7 was £4.12 billion.
- When the NHS Cancer Plan was launched in 2000, the government committed an extra £570 million to meet the cost of extra staff and equipment. In fact, additional spending on cancer came to £693 million over a three-year period.