Cancer Statistics

DID YOU KNOW: Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada and is responsible for 30% of all deaths.

DID YOU KNOW: In Canada, it is estimated that more than 191,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2014 (NOT counting non-melanoma skin cancer) – that is about 524 every day.

DID YOU KNOW: An estimated 76,600 people in Canada will die from cancer in 2014 – about 210 every day.

DID YOU KNOW: Slightly more Canadian men (97,700) are expected to be diagnosed with cancer than Canadian women (93,600) in 2014.

DID YOU KNOW: Experts estimate that 2 out of 5 Canadians (45% of men and 41% of women) will develop cancer at some point in their lives, and 1 out of 4 (29% of men and 24% of women) will die from cancer based on 2009 estimates.

DID YOU KNOW: While there are more than 200 different types of cancer, four types – lung, breast, colorectal and prostate are the most common types of cancer in Canada and are estimated to account for just over half (52%) of newly diagnosed cancers in 2014.

DID YOU KNOW: Between 1992–1994 and 2006–2008, survival rates in Canada increased from 56% to 63% for all cancers combined.

(SOURCE: Canadian Cancer Society)