Hypopharyngeal cancer

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

Nasopharyngeal cancer incidence and mortality

The most recent incidence statistics for nasopharyngeal cancer are from 2016:

  • 200 Canadians were diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer.
  • 150 men were diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer.
  • 50 women were diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer.

The most recent mortality statistics for nasopharyngeal cancer are from 2017:

  • 121 Canadians died from nasopharyngeal cancer.
  • 87 men died from nasopharyngeal cancer.
  • 34 women died from nasopharyngeal cancer.

Oropharyngeal cancer incidence and mortality

The most recent incidence and mortality statistics for oropharyngeal cancer are from 2016:

  • 130 Canadians were diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer.
  • 105 men were diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer.
  • 30 women were diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer.

The most recent mortality statistics for oropharyngeal cancer are from 2017:

  • 171 Canadians died from oropharyngeal cancer.
  • 132 men died from oropharyngeal cancer.
  • 39 women died from oropharyngeal cancer.

Hypopharyngeal cancer incidence and mortality

The most recent incidence statistics for hypopharyngeal cancer are from 2016:

  • 165 Canadians were diagnosed with hypopharyngeal cancer.
  • 135 men were diagnosed with hypopharyngeal cancer.
  • 40 women were diagnosed with hypopharyngeal cancer.

The most recent mortality statistics for hypopharyngeal cancer are from 2017:

  • 68 Canadians died from hypopharyngeal cancer.
  • 52 men died from hypopharyngeal cancer.
  • 16 women died from hypopharyngeal cancer.

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

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