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Oral cavity 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.
In 2020, an estimated:
- 5,400 Canadians will be diagnosed with oral cavity cancer.
- 1,500 Canadians will die from oral cavity cancer.
- 3,700 men will be diagnosed with oral cavity cancer and 1,050 will die from it.
- 1,650 women will be diagnosed with oral cavity cancer and 440 will die from it.
For more information about cancer statistics, go to Canadian Cancer Statistics.
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