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Stomach 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:

  • 3,400 Canadians will be diagnosed with stomach cancer.
  • 2,000 Canadians will die from stomach cancer.
  • 2,100 men will be diagnosed with stomach cancer and 1,300 will die from it.
  • 1,250 women men will be diagnosed with stomach cancer and 760 will die from it.

Chances (probability) of developing or dying from stomach cancer

Based on 2010 estimates:

  • About 1 in 81 Canadian men is expected to develop stomach cancer during his lifetime and 1 in 118 will die from it.
  • About 1 in 135 Canadian women is expected to develop stomach cancer during her lifetime and 1 in 182 will die from it.

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

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