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The development of Canadian Cancer Statistics is supported by charitable funds collected by the Canadian Cancer Society and by in-kind support from the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada.

For print versions of past editions (1987–2011), contact stats@cancer.ca. Starting with the 2012 edition, this publication is only available electronically.

  • 2011–2014 Canadian Cancer Statistics

    2014 Statistics
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Survival
    Prevalence
    Special topic: skin cancers

    Figures in PowerPoint
    Introductory figures A–D
    Figures 1.1–2.4 – incidence
    Figures 3.1–4.4 – mortality
    Figures 5.1–6.2 – survival and prevalence
    Figures 7.2–7.7 – skin cancers

    Additional sections – not included in the publication.
    Table W1 Potential years of life lost due to cancer, Canada, 2009

    Media release 2014


    2013 Statistics
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Survival
    Prevalence
    Special topic: liver cancer

    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

    Media release 2013


    2012 Statistics
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Geographic, age and sex distribution
    Trends in incidence and mortality

    Figures in PowerPoint 
    Figures 1.1–3.2 – incidence, mortality 
    Figures 4.1–4.8 – incidence, mortality, trends, age-standardized incidence rates, age-standardized mortality rates 
    Supplementary figures – incidence, mortality, annual percent change, lifetime probability of developing or dying from cancer, survival 

    Media release 2012


    2011 Statistics
    Special topic: colorectal cancer
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Geographic, age and sex distribution
    Trends in incidence and mortality
    Children and youth (0–19 years)
    Probability of developing or dying from cancer
    5-year relative survival
    Prevalence

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

    Figures in PowerPoint
    Figures 1.1–3.2 – incidence, mortality 
    Figures 4.1–4.8 – incidence, mortality, trends, age-standardized incidence rates, age-standardized mortality rates 
    Figures 5.1–8.2 – childhood cancer, survival, prevalence 
    Figures 9.1–9.9 – colorectal cancer 
    Supplementary figures – incidence, mortality, annual percent change, survival

    Media release 2011

  • 2005–2010 Canadian Cancer Statistics

    2010 Statistics
    Special topic: end-of-life care
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Geographic, age and sex distribution
    Trends in incidence and mortality
    Esophageal cancer
    Kidney cancer

    Figures in PowerPoint
    Figures 1.1–4.2 – incidence, mortality 
    Figures 4.3–4.9 – incidence, mortality, trends, age-standardized incidence rates, age-standardized mortality rates 
    Figures 5.1–6.2 – esophageal cancer, kidney cancer 
    Figures 6.3–7.3 – kidney cancer, end-of-life care 
    Supplementary figures – incidence, mortality, annual percent change, survival

    Media release 2010


    2009 Statistics
    Special topic: cancer in adolescents and young adults
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Geographic, age and sex distribution
    Trends in incidence and mortality
    Childhood cancer
    Probability of developing and dying from cancer
    Survival
    Prevalence

    Additional sections – not included in the publication 
    Potential years of life lost due to cancer
    Cancer in children and youth (0–19 years)

    Classification of cancers in young adults (15–29 years): 
    Using International Classification of Childhood Cancer, Third Edition and SEER site recodes 
    Using International Classification of Disease, Tenth Revision 
    As epithelial and non-epithelial types using ICDO-3 histology and topography

    Figures in PowerPoint 
    Figures 1.1–3.2 – incidence, mortality 
    Figures 4.1–4.5 – incidence, mortality, trends 
    Figures 4.6–5.1 – age-standardized incidence rates, age-standardized mortality rates, childhood cancer 
    Figures 7.1–9.3 – survival, prevalence, cancer in adolescents and young adults

    Media release 2009


    2008 Statistics
    Special topic: childhood cancer
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Geographic, age and sex distribution
    Trends in incidence and mortality
    Probability of developing and dying from cancer
    Prevalence
    Survival

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

    Figures in PowerPoint
    Figures 1.1–12 –incidence, mortality, age-standardized incidence rates, age-standardized mortality rates, trends, survival, childhood cancer

    Media release 2008


    2007 Statistics
    Special topic: breast cancer
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Geographic, age and sex distribution
    Trends in incidence and mortality
    Probability of developing and dying from cancer
    Potential years of life lost
    Prevalence
    Survival
    Childhood cancer

    Media release 2007


    2006 Statistics
    Special topic: progress in cancer control – screening
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Geographic, age and sex distribution
    Trends in incidence and mortality
    Probability of developing and dying from cancer
    Potential years of life lost
    Prevalence
    Survival
    Childhood cancer 

    Media release 2006


    2005 Statistics
    Special topic: progress in cancer prevention – modifiable risk factors
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Geographic, age and sex distribution
    Trends in incidence and mortality
    Probability of developing and dying from cancer
    Potential years of life lost
    Prevalence
    Childhood cancer

    Media release 2005

  • 2000–2004 Canadian Cancer Statistics

    2004 Statistics
    Special topics: international variation in cancer incidence (1993–1997) and economic burden of cancer in Canada (1998)
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Geographic, age and sex distribution
    Trends in incidence and mortality
    Probability of developing and dying from cancer
    Potential years of life lost
    Prevalence
    Childhood cancer

    Media release 2004


    2003 Statistics
    Special topic: non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Geographic, age and sex distribution
    Trends in incidence and mortality
    Probability of developing and dying from cancer
    Potential years of life lost
    Prevalence
    Childhood cancer


    2002 Statistics
    Special topics: cancer in young adults and 5-year relative survival (1992)
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Geographic, age and sex distribution
    Trends in incidence and mortality
    Probability of developing and dying from cancer
    Potential years of life lost
    Childhood cancer


    2001 Statistics
    Special topic: colorectal cancer
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Geographic, age and sex distribution
    Trends in incidence and mortality
    Probability of developing and dying from cancer
    Potential years of life lost
    Childhood cancer


    2000 Statistics
    Special topic: progress in cancer control
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Geographic, age and sex distribution
    Trends in incidence and mortality
    Probability of developing and dying from cancer
    Potential years of life lost
    Childhood cancer

  • 1995–1999 Canadian Cancer Statistics

    1999 Statistics
    Special topics: factors contributing to the population burden of cancer incidence and mortality, and a new national surveillance system for Canada
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Geographic, age and sex distribution
    Trends in incidence and mortality
    Probability of developing and dying from cancer
    Potential years of life lost
    Childhood cancer


    1998 Statistics
    Special topic: international comparisons in cancer
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Geographic, age and sex distribution
    Trends in incidence and mortality
    Probability of developing and dying from cancer
    Potential years of life lost
    Childhood cancer


    1997 Statistics
    Special topic: 10 years of Canadian Cancer Statistics
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Geographic, age and sex distribution
    Trends in incidence and mortality
    Probability of developing and dying from cancer
    Potential years of life lost


    1996 Statistics
    Special topics: prostate cancer, direct costs of cancer in Canada (1993) and evaluation of cancer estimates (1987–1991)
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Geographic, age and sex distribution
    Trends in incidence and mortality
    Probability of developing and dying from cancer
    Potential years of life lost
    Survival
    Childhood cancer


    1995 Statistics
    Special topics: cancer prevalence and colorectal cancer
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Geographic, age and sex distribution
    Trends in incidence and mortality
    Probability of developing and dying from cancer
    Potential years of life lost
    Survival
    Childhood cancer

  • 1990–1994 Canadian Cancer Statistics

    1994 Statistics
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Geographic distribution
    Trends in incidence and mortality
    Childhood cancer


    1993 Statistics
    Special topic: female breast cancer
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Geographic, age and sex distribution
    Probability of developing cancer
    Potential years of life lost
    Survival
    Trends in incidence and mortality
    Childhood cancer


    1992 Statistics
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Geographic, age and sex distribution
    Probability of developing cancer
    Potential years of life lost
    Survival
    Trends in incidence and mortality
    Childhood cancer


    1991 Statistics
    Special topics: smoking and lung cancer, and cancer in Inuits and Indians
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Trends in incidence and mortality
    Survival
    Age and sex distribution
    Childhood cancer
    Potential years of life lost
    Probability of developing cancer


    1990 Statistics
    Special topics: female breast and genital cancers, Hodgkin’s disease and testicular cancer, cancer mortality by income, economic cost of illness in Canada and cancer control
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Trends in incidence and mortality
    Survival
    Age and sex distribution
    Childhood cancer
    Mortality for leading causes of death
    Probability of developing cancer

  • 1987–1989 Canadian Cancer Statistics

    1989 Statistics
    Special topic: cancer incidence and mortality – international comparison
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Trends in incidence and mortality
    Survival
    Age and sex distribution
    Childhood cancer
    Mortality for leading causes of death
    Probability of developing cancer
    Prevalence


    1988 Statistics
    Special topics: tobacco consumption from smoking and mortality from lung cancer, and cancer mortality – international comparison
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Trends in incidence and mortality
    Survival
    Age and sex distribution
    Childhood cancer
    Mortality for leading causes of death
    Probability of developing cancer


    1987 Statistics
    Incidence
    Mortality
    Survival
    Probability of developing cancer

Provincial cancer registries contribute annually to Canadian Cancer Statistics by collecting clinical and demographic data on newly diagnosed cancer cases. These are reported annually to Statistics Canada and added to the Canadian Cancer Registry (CCR). Demographic and cause of death information is reported to Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database (CVS:D).

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 or territory, contact your local cancer registry.

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