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Canadian Cancer Statistics publication

Canadian Cancer Statistics 2013This 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 2013

 

2013 cancer statistics – figures in PowerPoint

Introductory figures A–C
Figures 1.1–2.4 – incidence 
Figures 3.1–4.4 – mortality 
Figures 5.1–6.2 – survival and prevalence 
Figures 7.1–7.3 – liver cancer 
Supplementary figures – incidence, mortality, annual percent change, survival

Additional sections – not included in the publication.
Potential years of life lost due to cancer

National statistics at a glance from Canadian Cancer Statistics

    • An estimated 187,600 new cases of cancer (excluding about 81,700 non-melanoma skin cancers) and 75,500 deaths will occur in Canada in 2013.

    • More than half (about 52%) of all new cases will be lung, breast, colorectal and prostate 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 838,724 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 187,600 new cases of cancer and 75,500 deaths from cancer will occur in Canada in 2013. Prostate, lung, breast, and colorectal and prostate cancer account for the top 4 newly diagnosed cancers.

    In 2013, an estimated 27,700 people will die of cancer in Ontario, and 71,900 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 2013:
    • An estimated 9,600 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
    • An estimated 4,800 men will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
    • An estimated 4,400 men will be diagnosed with lung cancer.

    For men in Ontario, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death.
    In 2013:
    • An estimated 3,600 men will die of lung cancer.
    • An estimated 1,850 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 2013:
    • An estimated 9,300 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
    • An estimated 4,200 women will be diagnosed with lung cancer.
    • An estimated 3,900 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

    For women in Ontario, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death.
    In 2013:
    • 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.


    For additional information about cancer incidence, mortality and other statistics for the most common types of cancer by age, sex and year within your province, contact your local cancer registry.

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    The above figures are taken from Canadian Cancer Statistics 2013. 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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