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Canadian Cancer Statistics publication

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 2014

 

2014 cancer statistics – figures in PowerPoint

National statistics at a glance from Canadian Cancer Statistics

  • An estimated 191,300 new cases of cancer (excluding about 76,100 non-melanoma skin cancers) and 76,600 deaths will occur in Canada in 2014.
  • More than half (about 52%) 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.

Ontario statistics at a glance from Canadian Cancer Statistics

Overview of new cases and deaths

An estimated 191,300 new cases of cancer and 76,600 deaths from cancer will occur in Canada in 2014. Prostate, lung, breast, and colorectal and prostate cancer account for the top 4 newly diagnosed cancers. 

In 2014, an estimated 28,100 people will die of cancer in Ontario, and 73,800 new cases will be diagnosed. 

Cancer statistics for men in Ontario

For men in Ontario, prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed type of cancer.

In 2014:

  • An estimated 9,600 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
  • An estimated 4,900 men will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
  • An estimated 4,500 men will be diagnosed with lung cancer.

 

For men in Ontario, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death.

In 2014:

  • An estimated 3,600 men will die of lung cancer.
  • An estimated 1,900 men will die of colorectal cancer.
  • An estimated 1,500 men will die of prostate cancer.

Cancer statistics for women in Ontario

For women in Ontario, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed type of cancer.

In 2014:

  • An estimated 9,500 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • An estimated 4,300 women will be diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • An estimated 4,000 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

 

For women in Ontario, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death.

In 2014:

  • An estimated 3,300 women will die of lung cancer.
  • An estimated 1,950 women will die of breast cancer.
  • An estimated 1,500 women will die of colorectal cancer.

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The above figures are taken from Canadian Cancer Statistics 2014. 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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