Pancreatic cancer

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Pancreatic 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 2019, an estimated:

  • 5,800 Canadians will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
  • 5,200 Canadians will die from pancreatic cancer.
  • 3,000 men will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and 2,700 will die from it.
  • 2,800 women will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and 2,500 will die from it.

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

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