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Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers). It is the leading cause of death from cancer for both men and women in Canada.
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 is the total number of new cases of cancer. Mortality is the number of deaths due to cancer.
It is estimated that in 2016:
Incidence rate (for every 100,000 people)*
Death rate (for every 100,000 people)*
5-year net survival (estimates for 2006–2008)
*Age-standardized to the 2011 Canadian Standard Population. Age-standardization is a statistical method that removes the effect of age on the calculated rate. It allows rates to be compared over time or across provinces and territories.
In Canada, the incidence rate for lung cancer is higher in men than in women. In males, the incidence rate of lung cancer began to level off in the mid-1980s and has since been declining. Among females, the incidence rate for lung cancer is no longer increasing as of 2006. The difference in incidence rates and trends between the sexes is likely because of differences in tobacco use. Men’s smoking rates began to decline earlier than women’s smoking rates.
In males, the death rate of lung cancer began to level off in the late 1980s and has been declining ever since. The death rate for females shows a small decrease between 2006 and 2012, but the change is not statistically significant. Men continue to have a higher rate of lung cancer death than women.
Based on 2010 estimates:
For more information, go to the Canadian Cancer Statistics publication.
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