Thyroid cancer statistics

To provide the most current cancer statistics, statistical methods are used to estimate the number of new cancer cases and deaths until actual data become available.

Incidence and mortality

Incidence is the total number of new cases of cancer. Mortality is the number of deaths due to cancer.

It is estimated that in 2021:

  • 6,700 Canadians will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
  • 240 Canadians will die from thyroid cancer.
  • 1,800 men will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer and 110 will die from it.
  • 4,900 women will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer and 130 will die from it.

For more information about cancer statistics, go to Canadian Cancer Statistics.

Expert review and references

  • Canadian Cancer Statistics Advisory Committee. Canadian Cancer Statistics 2021. Canadian Cancer Society; 2021.