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Whole Life Approach to battling cancer

We are incredibly saddened to hear that award-winning comedian, writer, director and actor Victoria Wood has died after “a short but brave battle” with cancer.

As one of the UK’s leading cancer charities our thoughts are with her family, friends and floods of fans at this time.

Around 352,000 UK people face cancer annually, and over 2.5 million live with or beyond the disease. This is expected to grow to 4m by 2030.

This is due to reasons including better diagnosis and life expectancy, and lifestyle choices such as smoking, alcohol, diet and weight, which account for a staggering 70%-90% of cancer.

With over 35 years’ experience, Penny Brohn UK’s pioneering Bristol Whole Life Approach recognises that cancer impacts every aspect of a person’s life.

We focus on the person and family’s health and wellbeing before, during and post-treatment, to help them live as fully as possible for as long as possible, reinforced by our accredited research.

Penny Brohn sees this as the future of healthcare, one that will help the health service. We want to reach as many people as possible, but rely on donations.

For more information, call 01275 370100, email, or visit


Chief executive, Penny Brohn UK

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