It can take several years to collect and confirm cancer data, so the number of new cancer cases and deaths from recent years may not be available for some time. The most recent data available are provided.
Other types of cancer found in the eye and orbit are included with retinoblastoma statistics, so numbers may not be exact. However, almost all eye cancers found in children are retinoblastoma.
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Incidence is the total number of new cases of cancer. Mortality is the number of deaths due to cancer.
The most recent incidence statistics for retinoblastoma in children aged 0 to 14 years are from 2012 to 2016:
- 80 Canadian children were diagnosed with retinoblastoma.
The most recent mortality statistics for retinoblastoma in children aged 0 to 14 years are from 2013 to 2017:
- 4 Canadian children died from retinoblastoma.
For more information about cancer statistics, go to the Canadian Cancer Statistics publication.
Expert review and references
Statistics Canada. Table 13-10-0142-01 Deaths, by cause, Chapter II: Neoplasms (C00 to D48) .
Statistics Canada. Table: 13-10-0111-01: Number and rates of new cases of primary cancer, by cancer type, age group and sex . 6/19 .