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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 2016:
- 5,900 Canadians will be diagnosed with leukemia.
- 2,900 Canadians will die from leukemia.
- 3,500 men will be diagnosed with leukemia and 1,650 will die from it.
- 2,400 women will be diagnosed with leukemia and 1,200 will die from it.
For more information about cancer statistics, go to the Canadian Cancer Statistics publication.
Celebrating cancer survivors at Relay For Life
For cancer survivors, the Canadian Cancer Society provides a unique opportunity to celebrate their courage in the fight against cancer. During hundreds of Relay For Life events across the country, thousands of survivors join together for the Survivors’ Victory Lap.