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Canadian Cancer Statistics 2015

This annual publication provides health professionals, researchers, policy-makers and the general public with detailed information about incidence, mortality and other statistics for the most common types of cancer by age, sex, year and province or territory. It is developed through collaboration between the Canadian Cancer Society, the Public Health Agency of Canada, Statistics Canada and provincial and territorial cancer registries with input from the Canadian Cancer Statistics Advisory Committee.

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Media release 2015

  • 2015 cancer statistics – figures in PowerPoint
  • National statistics at a glance from Canadian Cancer Statistics
    • An estimated 196,900 new cases of cancer and 78,000 deaths from cancer will occur in Canada in 2015.
    • More than half (about 51%) of all new cases will be prostate, breast, lung and colorectal cancers.
    • About 2 in 5 Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetimes and 1 in 4 will die of the disease.
    • 63% of Canadians diagnosed with cancer will survive at least 5 years after their diagnosis.
    • At the beginning of 2009, there were about 810,045 Canadians living with a cancer that had been diagnosed in the previous 10 years.
  • New Brunswick statistics at a glance from Canadian Cancer Statistics
    Overview of new cases and deaths

    An estimated 196,900 new cases of cancer and 78,000 deaths from cancer will occur in Canada in 2015. Prostate, lung, breast, and colorectal cancer account for the top 4 newly diagnosed cancers.

    In 2015, an estimated 1,950 people will die of cancer in New Brunswick, and 5,100 new cases will be diagnosed.

    Cancer statistics for men in New Brunswick

    For men in New Brunswick, prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed type of cancer. In 2015:

    • An estimated 780 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
    • An estimated 430 men will be diagnosed with lung cancer.
    • An estimated 370 men will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

    For men in New Brunswick, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death. In 2015:

    • An estimated 340 men will die of lung cancer.
    • An estimated 120 men will die of colorectal cancer.
    • An estimated 95 men will die of prostate cancer.
    Cancer statistics for women in New Brunswick

    For women in New Brunswick, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed type of cancer. In 2015:

    • An estimated 570 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
    • An estimated 380 women will be diagnosed with lung cancer.
    • An estimated 260 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

    For women in New Brunswick, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death. In 2015:

    • An estimated 260 women will die of lung cancer.
    • An estimated 110 women will die of breast cancer.
    • An estimated 100 women will die of colorectal cancer.
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    The above figures are taken from Canadian Cancer Statistics 2015. These statistics are 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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