To provide the most current cancer statistics, statistical methods are used 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 2017:
- 6,200 Canadians will be diagnosed with leukemia.
- 2,900 Canadians will die from leukemia.
- 3,600 men will be diagnosed with leukemia and 1,650 will die from it.
- 2,600 women will be diagnosed with leukemia and 1,250 will die from it.
For more information about cancer statistics, go to the Canadian Cancer Statistics publication.
Taking action against all cancers
The latest Canadian Cancer Statistics report found that of all newly diagnosed cancers in 2017, half are expected to be lung, colorectal, breast and prostate cancers. Learn what you can do to reduce the burden of cancer.