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Anal cancer statistics

It can take several years to collect and confirm cancer data, so the number of new cancer cases and deaths from recent years may not be available for some time. The most recent data available are provided below.

Incidence and mortality

Incidence is the total number of new cases of cancer. Mortality is the number of deaths due to cancer.

The most recent incidence and mortality statistics for anal cancer are from 2013:

  • 580 Canadians were diagnosed with anal cancer.
  • 144 Canadians died from anal cancer.
  • 195 men were diagnosed with anal cancer and 62 died from it.
  • 385 women were diagnosed with anal cancer and 82 died from it.

For more information about cancer statistics, go to the Canadian Cancer Statistics publication.

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