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The Canadian Provinces with the Highest Rates of Cancer

cancer in canada

Cancer in Canada

Research suggests that 1 in 2 Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime.Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths, causing more deaths among Canadians than the other three major cancer types (breast, colorectal and prostate) combined. (If you haven’t quit smoking yet, read this.) It also results in 14 percent of all new cancer cases. Despite this large impact, there has been a substantial drop in the lung cancer death rate (especially for men) over the past 25 years, which has driven a decline in the overall cancer death rate.Males are diagnosed with cancer slightly more often than females 45 percent of all males develop cancer in their lifetime, compared to 43 percent of all females with prostate cancer and breast cancer being the most frequently diagnosed.Read on to find out which provinces and territories have the highest risk and the lowest.

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