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Pancreatic 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:

  • 4,800 Canadians will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
  • 4,600 Canadians will die from pancreatic cancer.
  • 2,400 men will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and 2,300 will die from it.
  • 2,400 women will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and 2,300 will die from it.

Chances (probability) of developing or dying from pancreatic cancer

Based on 2010 estimates:

  • About 1 in 78 Canadian men is expected to develop pancreatic cancer during his lifetime and 1 in 72 will die from it.
  • About 1 in 75 Canadian women is expected to develop pancreatic cancer during her lifetime and 1 in 70 will die from it.

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

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