Information about cancer

Cancer is a broad term for a group of diseases that can affect any part of the body. A leading cause of death, worldwide deaths from cancer are projected to continue to rise to over 13.1 million in 2030.

2014 Canadian statistics1

  • 2 out of 5 are expected to develop cancer
  • 1 out of 4 is expected to die from cancer
  • Every day:
    • 500 + will be diagnosed with cancer
    • 200 + will die from cancer
  • 63% of those diagnosed will survive at least 5 years

Gender differences1

  Women Men
Probability of developing cancer 41% 45%
Will be diagnosed with cancer 93,600 97,700
Will die from cancer 36,600 40,000

Funding

  • 2006-2014 = $1.3 billion in CIHR funding for cancer related research

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