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Cervical cancer statistics

To provide the most current cancer statistics, researchers use statistical methods to estimate the number of new cancer cases and deaths until actual data become available.

Incidence and mortality

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

It is estimated that in 2015:

  • 1,500 Canadian women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer.
  • 380 women will die from cervical cancer in Canada.

Chances (probability) of developing or dying from cervical cancer

Based on 2010 estimates, about 1 in 152 Canadian women is expected to develop cervical cancer during her lifetime and 1 in 475 will die from it.

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

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Establishing a national caregivers strategy

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The Canadian Cancer Society is actively lobbying the federal government to establish a national caregivers strategy to ensure there is more financial support for this important group of people.

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