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Oral cancer statistics
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:
- 4,600 Canadians will be diagnosed with oral cancer.
- 1,250 Canadians will die from oral cancer.
- 3,200 men will be diagnosed with oral cancer and 840 will die from it.
- 1,450 women will be diagnosed with oral cancer and 390 will die from it.
For more information about cancer statistics, go to the Canadian Cancer Statistics publication.
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