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Comprehensive Health Status Report 2008

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Doctor & patientIn Canada, about 40% of women and 45% of men will develop cancer at some time in their lives, and about 25% of the population will die from cancer.

Cancer is much more common in older people.  Therefore, as Peel’s population ages, we can expect the number of cancer cases to rise accordingly.   Also, Peel’s population is growing, and this too, will generate an increase in the number of cancer cases.

Population-based cancer screening and early detection of cancer increase the chances of successful treatment and survival. Early detection and screening or prevention-related behaviours are also addressed, where possible, for some of the cancers described in this chapter.

Topics covered within this chapter include:

  • Growth of cancer incidence
  • Most common cancers
  • All cancers overall
  • Lung cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Skin cancer

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