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Canadian Cancer Statistics

A 2020 special report on lung cancer

This 2020 special report provides statistics on lung cancer incidence, mortality, survival and prevalence. Where relevant, the statistics are presented by sex, age, geography, stage, histology and time. It also includes new statistics on lung cancer prevention, screening and disparities.

Material in this publication may be reproduced with the following suggested reference: Canadian Cancer Statistics Advisory Committee. Canadian Cancer Statistics: A 2020 special report on lung cancer. Toronto, ON: Canadian Cancer Society; 2020. Available at: cancer.ca/Canadian-Cancer-Statistics-2020-EN (accessed [date]).

2020 special report on lung cancer resources

Figures 1-12 (PowerPoint)
Online data file (Excel)

Other lung cancer resources

Lung cancer
Lung cancer stigma video
Lung cancer prevention infographic

2020 incidence and mortality estimates for other cancers

In 2020, the Canadian Cancer Statistics publication was developed in the form of a peer-reviewed article Projected estimates of cancer in Canada in 2020 published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). The article features 2020 projected estimates of incidence and mortality by sex and geographic region for 23 cancer types.

Executive summary (infographic)
Media release

2020 resources

Source data for tables and figures (Excel file)
Supplementary data (Excel file)
Cancer-specific statistics
Update on thyroid cancer projections

Province-specific statistics
Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia
Ontario
Prince Edward Island 
Quebec
Saskatchewan

2019 cancer statistics

For the most up-to-date statistics on the probability of developing and dying of cancer, incidence and mortality trends over time and survival for 23 cancer types, see Canadian Cancer Statistics 2019, as well as additional resources available in past editions.

The Canadian Cancer Statistics publications and special reports provide health professionals, researchers, policy-makers and the general public with detailed information about the burden of cancer in Canada. They are developed by the Canadian Cancer Statistics Advisory Committee in collaboration with the Canadian Cancer Society, the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada with data provided by the provincial and territorial cancer registries.

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