Publications

Our publications provide reliable information in plain language on a range of topics, such as understanding your cancer diagnosis, types of cancer treatments, ways to reduce your cancer risk and living with cancer.

All publications are available in English and French and some are also available in Chinese. Online ordering is available for prostate cancer brochures.

Publications are available online or you can order copies through our Cancer Information Helpline at 1-888-939-3333 (toll-free) or info@cancer.ca.

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Our publications

A cartoon graphic showing showing a trail and icons that represent cancer prevention
It's My Life! 10 ways to reduce your cancer risk
This poster promotes our interactive cancer prevention tool that educates Canadians about cancer prevention and lists 10 ways they can reduce their cancer risk. It also provides details about each risk factor.
Canadian Cancer Statistics 2021
2021 Canadian Cancer Statistics
This year’s publication provides 2021 estimates of cancer incidence and mortality, as well as updated estimates of survival. Past editions and additional information can be found on the Canadian Cancer Statistics webpage at cancer.ca/statistics.
cover page for the 2022 CCS special report on cancer prevalence
Canadian Cancer Statistics 2022: A special report on cancer prevalence
This special report provides estimates of cancer prevalence by cancer type, sex, age, geographic regions, duration, neighbourhood income and urban and rural status for adults and by cancer type for childhood cancers. Past editions and additional information can be found on the Canadian Cancer Statistics webpage at cancer.ca/statistics.
A brochure called Listen First: And 9 other ways to support someone with cancer
Listen First: And 9 other ways to support someone with cancer
This brochure offers a checklist of ideas and ways to support someone with cancer. (Revised May 2019)
Cover of A Answering Your Questions on Prostate Cancer available to download
A, B, C of Prostate Cancer
The A, B, C brochures take you through the basics of prostate cancer, treatment options and coping with the disease during and after treatment. (Revised: December 2015)
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Pain Relief: A guide for people with cancer
This booklet was written to help people with cancer understand cancer pain. (Revised: May 2019)
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Radiation Therapy: A guide for people with cancer
This booklet was written for people who’ve been diagnosed with cancer and are about to start radiation therapy.
(Revised: May 2019)
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Fortune Teller: A fun resource for primary school age children
This resource provides general information for primary school age children on healthy sun-safe lifestyles and risk reduction, not skin cancer. Instruction for assembly of the resource is included. (Revised February 2016)
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One Step at a Time: Help Someone Quit
This booklet is for friends and family who want to help someone quit smoking.
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One Step at a Time: You Can Quit
This booklet is for people who smoke and may or may not be ready to quit.
What you need to know about prostate cancer
What you need to know about prostate cancer
Anyone with a prostate can get prostate cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian men. This factsheet explains who is at risk for prostate cancer, the simple tests that can help diagnose it early, and what you can do next. Watch the accompanying video to learn about prostate cancer so you can make the best decisions for you and your loved ones.
Understanding advanced prostate cancer
Prostate cancer: Understanding advanced prostate cancer
This fact sheet will help you understand advanced prostate cancer and your treatment options. It explains the difference between locally advanced and metastatic prostate cancer. It also explores the different treatment options. You can use this information to make the decisions that are best for you.
Cover of An Advanced Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Now What? available to download.
An Advanced Prostate Cancer Diagnosis...Now What?
This booklet has been designed to provide men and their circle of care with answers to some of the questions they may have related to advanced prostate cancer.
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Advanced Cancer
This booklet is for people who have been diagnosed with advanced cancer and their caregivers. It offers practical information and support to help you get started in caring for yourself and each other as you learn to live with advanced cancer. (Revised February 2017).
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Exercises after breast surgery
This booklet provides a series of exercises to do after breast cancer surgery.
A brochure called Life after Cancer Treatment
Life after cancer treatment
This booklet will help you prepare for life after cancer treatment – what some people call “the new normal.” (Revised May 2019)
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Sex Intimacy and Cancer
This booklet can help people with cancer understand and deal with the ways that cancer and its treatment may affect their sexuality. Sexual partners may also find it helpful. (Revised: May 2019)
Older woman sitting up in bed taking medication
Chemotherapy and Other Drug Therapies
This booklet was written to help you understand the different kinds of drug therapies used to treat cancer. Drug therapies – or treatments – include chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and targeted therapy. (Revised: May 2019)