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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.

Quebec 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. Lung, breast, colorectal and prostate cancer account for the top 4 diagnosed cancers.

In 2014, an estimated 20,500 people will die of cancer in Quebec, and 49,100 new cases will be diagnosed.

Cancer statistics for men in Quebec

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

In 2014:

  • An estimated 4,600 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
  • An estimated 4,300 men will be diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • An estimated 3,600 men will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

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

In 2014:

  • An estimated 3,400 men will die of lung cancer.
  • An estimated 1,300 men will die of colorectal cancer.
  • An estimated 880 men will die of prostate cancer.

Cancer statistics for women in Quebec
For women in Quebec, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed type of cancer.

In 2014:

  • An estimated 6,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • An estimated 3,900 women will be diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • An estimated 2,900 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

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

In 2014:

  • An estimated 3,000 women will die of lung cancer.
  • An estimated 1,350 women will die of breast cancer.
  • An estimated 1,150 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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