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Canadian Cancer Statistics publication

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.

Saskatchewan 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 2,400 people will die of cancer in Saskatchewan, and 5,500 new cases will be diagnosed.

 

Cancer statistics for men in Saskatchewan

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

In 2015:

  • An estimated 690 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
  • An estimated 430 men will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
  • An estimated 360 men will be diagnosed with lung cancer.

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

In 2015:

  • An estimated 290 men will die of lung cancer.
  • An estimated 170 men will die of prostate cancer.
  • An estimated 160 men will die of colorectal cancer.

Cancer statistics for women in Saskatchewan

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

In 2015:

  • An estimated 710 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • An estimated 410 women will be diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • An estimated 340 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

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

In 2015:

  • An estimated 290 women will die of lung cancer.
  • An estimated 160 women will die of breast cancer.
  • An estimated 120 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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