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Oral cavity cancer statistics

To provide the most current cancer statistics, researchers use statistical methods 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 2015:

  • 4,400 Canadians will be diagnosed with oral cavity cancer.
  • 1,200 Canadians will die from oral cavity cancer.
  • 2,900 men will be diagnosed with oral cavity cancer and 810 will die from it.
  • 1,450 women will be diagnosed with oral cavity cancer and 390 will die from it.

For more information about cancer statistics, go to Canadian Cancer Statistics publication.

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