Canadian Cancer Statistics 2022 Special Report

last updated: November 9, 2022

The Canadian Cancer Society has released the Canadian Cancer Statistics 2022 special report on the prevalence of cancer in Canada.

Highlights from the 2022 report:

  • Number of people living with and after cancer in this country continues to grow to over 1.5 million people.
  • It is estimated that 233,900 people will be diagnosed with cancer in 2022.
  • 1 in 24 people in Canada have been diagnosed with cancer within the previous 25 years​.
  • Breast, prostate and colorectal cancers are the most prevalent cancers. Combined, they account for almost half of all prevalent cases.
  • Bladder, liver and esophageal cancers are three times more prevalent in males than females, while thyroid cancer is three times more prevalent in females.

This report was developed by the Canadian Cancer Statistics Advisory Committee in collaboration with the Canadian Cancer Society, Statistics Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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For more information about cancer rates in Canada, please visit Statistics Canada’s Canadian Cancer Registry (CCR). These cancer statistics help health planners measure and improve diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for Canadians diagnosed with cancer.

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