The Canadian Cancer Society maintains complete editorial independence and operational separation from our corporate supporters. This means that the Society makes decisions about the information we provide without interference from them. None of our health information is altered or edited by our corporate supporters at any time.
Editorial policy for cancer information
The Canadian Cancer Society’s goal is to provide up-to-date and accurate information that’s easy to read and understand. We’ve been providing Canadians with information about cancer since we were first formed in 1938. Today, we offer information online, in print and by telephone.
Thanks to the incredible progress in retinoblastoma research made possible by Canadian Cancer Society funding, my son won’t have to go through what I did.
What’s the lifetime risk of getting cancer?
The latest Canadian Cancer Statistics report shows about half of Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.