Celebrating the 30th edition of the Canadian Cancer Statistics

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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.

Material in this publication may be reproduced with the following citation:
Canadian Cancer Society’s Advisory Committee on Cancer Statistics. Canadian Cancer Statistics 2016. Toronto, ON: Canadian Cancer Society; 2016. Available at: cancer.ca/Canadian-Cancer-Statistics-2016-EN.pdf (accessed [date]).

  • 2016 data and figures
  • National cancer statistics at a glance 
    • An estimated 202,400 new cases of cancer and 78,800 deaths from cancer will occur in Canada in 2016.
    • More than half 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.
    • 60% of Canadians diagnosed with cancer will survive at least 5 years after their diagnosis.
    • At the beginning of 2009, there were about 810,000 Canadians living with a cancer that had been diagnosed in the previous 10 years.
  • Saskatchewan cancer statistics at a glance 
    Overview of new cases and deaths

    An estimated 202,400 new cases of cancer and 78,800 deaths from cancer will occur in Canada in 2016. Lung, colorectal, breast, and prostate cancer account for the top 4 newly diagnosed cancers. 

    In 2016, an estimated 2,300 people will die of cancer in Saskatchewan, and 5,800 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 2016:

    • An estimated 660 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
    • An estimated 480 men will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
    • An estimated 380 men will be diagnosed with lung cancer.

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

    In 2016:

    • An estimated 290 men will die of lung cancer.
    • An estimated 160 men will die of prostate cancer.
    • An estimated 150 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 2016:

    • An estimated 720 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
    • An estimated 420 women will be diagnosed with lung cancer.
    • An estimated 360 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

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

    In 2016:

    • An estimated 290 women will die of lung cancer.
    • An estimated 160 women will die of breast cancer.
    • An estimated 130 women will die of colorectal cancer.

    The above figures are taken from Canadian Cancer Statistics 2016. 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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