Cancer (learn more…)

  • 40% of Canadian women and 45% of men will develop cancer in their lifetime.
  • In 2011, approximately 177,800 new cases of cancer (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers) were diagnosed.
  • Over 50% and roughly 80,000 of these cases will be lung, colorectal, prostate and breast cancer.
  • An estimated 1 in 4 Canadians are expected to die from cancer. Approximately 75,000 deaths will occur in Canada each year due to cancer.
  • Lung cancer accounts for more than 27% of all cancer deaths each year.

Children

  •  An estimated 1,300 Canadian children and youth aged 0-19 develop cancer each year. Due to successful treatment the number of deaths is almost one-seventh the number of cases.

Breast Cancer

  • Breast Cancer is the most common cancer amongst Canadian women.
  •  Every year, an estimated 23,400 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 5,100 will die from it.
  • On average, 64 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer every day.
  • On average, 14 Canadian women will die of breast cancer every day.
Colorectal Cancer
  • In 2011, an estimated 22,200 Canadians were diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 8,900 died from it.
  • Overall, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in men and women combined.
  • Every year, an estimated 9,700 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 3,900 will die from it.
  • Every year, an estimated 12,500 men will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 5,000 will die from it.
  • On average, 61 Canadians will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer every day.
  • On average, 24 Canadians will die of colorectal cancer every day.
Lung Cancer
  • In 2011, an estimated 25,300 Canadians were diagnosed with lung cancer and 20,600 died from it. Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women.
  • Every year, an estimated 12,200 women will be diagnosed with lung cancer and 9,300 will die from it.
  • Every year, an estimated 13,200 men will be diagnosed with lung cancer and 11,300 will die from it.
  • On average, 69 Canadians will be diagnosed with lung cancer every day.
  • On average, 56 Canadians will die of lung cancer every day.
Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate cancer is the most common cancer amongst Canadian men.
  • Every year, an estimated 25,500 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 4,100 will die from it.
  • On average, 70 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer every day.
  • On average, 11 Canadian men will die of prostate cancer every day.

Posted in: Medical Health

Family Support Blog
Expo News
Stay Connnected