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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:
- 6,800 Canadians will be diagnosed with melanoma.
- 1,200 Canadians will die from melanoma.
- 3,700 men will be diagnosed with melanoma and 770 will die from it.
- 3,100 women will be diagnosed with melanoma and 440 will die from it.
For more information about cancer statistics, go to the Canadian Cancer Statistics publication.
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Volunteers are urgently needed in April. When you volunteer just a few hours of your time during Daffodil Month, you help save lives and support people who are living with cancer now.