Cancer diagnosis sparks 373% surge in NHS website visits

Within 24 hours of the Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton’s, cancer diagnosis, National Health Service (NHS) England saw a 373% spike in visits to its
cancer page, highlighting the growing focus on cancer awareness.

Similarly, charities like Macmillan Cancer Support charity experienced increased traffic, with nearly 100,000 visits to their support pages since the announcement.

Traffic to the NHS website’s cancer symptoms page surged significantly, recording a remarkable 4,172 visits within three hours of the release of the Princess’s
video message.

This sudden increase translated to an average of one visit every three seconds, a substantial rise from the 1,922 visits recorded during the same timeframe a week

Notably, visits to the symptoms page peaked immediately after the announcement, with 1,678 visits recorded between 6 pm and 7 pm on the day of the announcement.