5 new stats about the changing impact of cancer in Canada
Learn more about some of the key findings from the Canadian Cancer Statistics 2019 report and what they mean for Canadians across the country.
Cancer affects us all. Nearly 1 in 2 Canadians will hear the words “you have cancer” in their lifetime. In 2019 alone, an estimated 220,400 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer – that’s about 25 every hour. While we know each year the number of new cancer cases and deaths is rising due to our aging and growing population, the findings in a new report, Canadian Cancer Statistics 2019, show exciting progress is being made.
In the report, 23 cancers were studied, and almost all were shown to have better survival now than in the early 1990s with blood cancers showing the biggest increases.
As an organization committed to providing trusted cancer information to all Canadians, we’re sharing 5 key findings from the report to show how the impact of cancer is changing across the country.
Canadian Cancer Statistics 2019 was developed by the Canadian Cancer Society, the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada, in collaboration with provincial and territorial cancer registries. For more than 30 years, this publication has been providing information that helps decide what support and services are needed and what research should be done. It also helps assess the impact of prevention, early detection and treatment.