Where is cancer most prevalent in Canada? Key takeaways from latest national report – CTV

Nov. 10, 2022

A quarter-century of cancer data is now available in a report jointly released by the Canadian Cancer Society, Statistics Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada on Tuesday.

The Canadian Cancer Statistics 2022 special report on cancer prevalence sheds light on the most common forms of cancer over the 25 years between 1994 and 2018, as well as the populations most likely to be diagnosed.

As the number of people living with cancer, or living post-cancer, in Canada rises, so will the demand for cancer support and care.

The report aims to help identify gaps in health care and cancer care, and offer some clues as to how resources can be allocated to fill those gaps, according to Jeff Latimer, director general of health statistics with Statistics Canada.

“Timely and accurate data on cancer prevalence in Canada is critical to understanding the disease’s toll on society and our healthcare system,” Latimer said in a media release issued on Tuesday.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/where-is-cancer-most-prevalent-in-canada-key-takeaways-from-latest-national-report-1.6146195

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