SUPPORT CANADIANS LIVING WITH CANCER
Pancreatic 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:
- 5,200 Canadians will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
- 4,700 Canadians will die from pancreatic cancer.
- 2,600 men will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and 2,400 will die from it.
- 2,600 women will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and 2,400 will die from it.
For more information about cancer statistics, go to the Canadian Cancer Statistics publication.
Seeing my sister Erin – a young mother – struggle with the emotional blow and then the physical toll of cancer treatment made me want to do something to help women feel confident.
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.