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About Cancer in Canada

The bad news: Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada with an estimated 1 out of every 4 Canadians expected to die from cancer.

The good news: According to Dr. Benjamin Neel, Research Director of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, “We have learned more about cancer in the past 30 years than in all the millennia prior to that.”

This year in Canada alone, there will be an estimated 187,600 new cases of cancer, with an estimated 75,500 of these cases resulting in death. Lung, prostate, breast and colorectal cancer remain the four most common cancer types in Canada accounting for more than half of all cancers diagnosed in Canada.

Each day, over 500 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer, and over 200 Canadians will die from Cancer. We are working hard to change this statistic, and it shows: At the beginning of 2009, over 830,000 Canadians who had been diagnosed with a cancer in the previous ten years were alive.

Call the Road Hockey office at 1-877-541-I'M IN (4646) to learn out where you can find more information.

*Data contained on this page taken from ‘Canadian Cancer Statistics 2013.

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