It is estimated there will be 202,400 new cases of cancer diagnosed in Canada this year, excluding non-melanoma skin cancers.
The Canadian Cancer Society, which is out with its 2016 statistics, also says there’s about 78,800 who will die from the disease.
Lung cancer is still the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women, followed by colorectal, breast and pancreatic cancers.
It’s estimated 28,400 people will be diagnosed with it this year, and it will kill 20,800.
For men, the most common cancer is prostate. About 21,600 men will be diagnosed; roughly 4,000 will die from the disease.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women. Nearly 26,000 will be diagnosed this year, and about 4,900 will die from it.
It’s estimated that overall, 2 in 5 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes, and an estimated 1 in 4 will die from the disease.
“Studies suggest that as Canada’s population continues to grow and as it ages, there will be an almost 40 per cent jump in the number of annual cancer cases by 2030, even though the rate of new cancers per 100,000 Canadians will remain relatively stable.” – Canadian Cancer Society epidemiologist Leah Smith.