Cancer in Canada in 2008

Marrett, Loraine D.; De, Prithwish; Airia, Parisa; Dryer, Dagny
November 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/18/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 11, p1163
Academic Journal
The article explores the findings from the 2008 issue of Canadian Cancer Statistics to describe the changing size and nature of cancer in Canada. In 2007, there are around 12 million new cases of cancer around the globe. In Canada, it is expected that 166,400 people will be afflicted with cancer in 2008, and 73,800 will die from the disease. In addition, 73,000 will be diagnosed with nonmelanoma skin cancer. Cancer will develop in 45% of Canadian men and 39% of Canadian women during their lifetime, and around one in four Canadians will die of the disease.


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