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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.
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Facing the financial burden of cancer
The Canadian Cancer Society provides helpful information about government income programs, financial resources and other resources available to families struggling to make sense of the personal financial burden they face.