Breast cancer statistics
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers). It is the second leading cause of death from cancer in Canadian women. Breast cancer can also occur in men, but it is not common.
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The breast cancer incidence rate in women in Canada rose between 1984 and 1991. The rate has fluctuated since then, with an overall small decrease.
The increase until the early 1990s occurred partly because
The slight decrease in rate in 2002 coincided with a large drop in the use of HRT among postmenopausal women when its role in breast cancer was publicized.
The breast cancer death rate peaked in 1986 and has been declining since. This reduction in death rates likely reflects the impact of screening and improvements in treatment for breast cancer.
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Brenner DR, Weir HK, Demers AA, et al . Projected estimates of cancer in Canada in 2020 . Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) . 2020 : 192:E199–205. https://www.cmaj.ca/content/cmaj/192/9/E199.full.pdf.
Canadian Cancer Statistics Advisory Committee. Canadian Cancer Statistics 2019 . Toronto, ON : Canadian Cancer Society; 2019: https://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-101/canadian-cancer-statistics/past-editions-canadian-cancer-statistics/.