Release notice – Canadian Cancer Statistics : A 2022 special report on cancer prevalence
Canadian Cancer Statistics: A 2022 special report on cancer prevalence (PDF format) was released on November 8, 2022.
This publication is produced through a collaboration between the Canadian Cancer Society, Statistics Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, with data provided by the provincial and territorial cancer registries and analyses completed by Statistics Canada and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. It provides estimates of cancer prevalence by cancer type, sex, age, geographic region, duration, neighbourhood income and urban and rural status for adults, and by cancer type for childhood cancers.
- At the beginning of 2018, over 1.5 million people in Canada were living with or beyond cancer. Of those, approximately 60% were diagnosed 5 to 25 years prior.
- 1 in 24 Canadians had been diagnosed with at least one cancer in the previous 25 years.
- The number of people living with or beyond cancer in Canada continues to increase.
- At the beginning of 2018, breast and colorectal cancers combined accounted for nearly half (47.1%) of all 25-year prevalent cancers among females, with an estimated 328 125 breast cancer cases and 88 150 colorectal cancer cases.
- At the beginning of 2018, prostate and colorectal cancers combined accounted for half (49.8%) of all 25-year prevalent cancers among males, with an estimated 301 840 prostate cancer cases and 103 370 colorectal cancer cases.
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