Cancer Research UK has unveiled a new website revealing a comprehensive breakdown of cancer statistics, which allows everyone to get the latest figures for their area.
The ‘Local Cancer Statistics' website can be searched by post-code, constituency, local authority or healthcare area.
It contains information on cancer incidence, survival and mortality, early diagnosis, screening and smoking statistics for individual areas.
Sara Hiom, director of patient engagement and early diagnosis at Cancer Research UK, said: "We've created this website because we hope that it will allow policy-makers and healthcare professionals to understand what's going on in their area and support local insight and decision-making."
The local figures are compared to the national average and two locations can also be compared directly with each other.
John Baron, Conservative MP for Basildon and Billericay and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer, said: "Cancer Research UK's Local Cancer Statistics website will be very useful, and I'd recommend it to anyone interested in cancer data across the country."
Charlotte Williams, executive director at London Cancer, said: "Health professionals, commissioners and those interested in public health can get information about factors relevant to cancer survival in one place, and can compare neighbourhoods against national averages, and each other.
"This means it's easier to identify where we're doing well, and where we could do better, and how we could potentially learn from others. This will pinpoint where we need to improve to help ensure everyone gets the best care possible."