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Media backgrounder 2 Canadian Cancer Statistics 2013
29 May 2013
Cancer in Canada: Fast facts
Canadian Cancer Statistics 2013 was released today by the Canadian Cancer Society in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada.
Current estimates of new cases and deaths
Every hour of every day, an average of 21 people will be diagnosed with some type of cancer, and nine people will die from the disease.
The number of new cancer cases continues to rise steadily as the Canadian population grows and ages.
The difference between the male and female trends reflects the drop in smoking that began for men in the early 1960s and much later for women, in the 1980s.
Canadian Cancer Statistics 2013 was prepared through a collaboration of the Canadian Cancer Society, the Public Health Agency of Canada, Statistics Canada and provincial and territorial cancer registries.
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For 75 years, the Canadian Cancer Society has been with Canadians in the fight for life. We have been relentless in our commitment to prevent cancer, fund research and support Canadians touched by cancer. From this foundation, we will work with Canadians to change cancer forever so fewer Canadians are diagnosed with the disease and more survive. Visit cancer.ca or call us at 1-888-939-3333 (TTY 1-866-786-3934).