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.
Research at the Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control led to a new standard in leukemia testing.
What’s the lifetime risk of getting cancer?
The latest Canadian Cancer Statistics report shows about half of Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.