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revised July 26, 2007

Seniors' Health Report 2006

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  • Prostate, colorectal, and lung cancers accounted for almost half of all newly diagnosed cancers among Peel seniors in 2002.

  • The incidence rates of lung cancer in Ontario and Peel have decreased formales and increased for females between 1979 and 2002.

  • In 2001, lung cancer was the second leading cause of death for male seniors in Peel and the fourth leading cause of death for female seniors.

  • The incidence rates of colorectal cancer among Peel seniors have been erratic from year-to-year, but the rates were lower in the early 2000s compared to the early 1980s.

  • Breast cancer was the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer among Peel and Ontario female seniors in 2002.

  • Breast cancer mortality among female seniors in Peel has decreased between 1995 and 2001. In 2001, the mortality rates for breast cancer increased by age group among female seniors in Peel.

  • Prostate cancer was the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer among Peel and Ontario male seniors in 2002.

  • The incidence rates for prostate cancer increased among Peel and Ontario male seniors between the late 1970s and early 2000s. In Peel, the incidence rates for prostate cancer were highest for 80- to 84-year-old men.

  • The hospitalization rates for prostate cancer among senior males decreased between 1995 and 2003 in both Peel and Ontario.

  • Compared to other types of cancer presented in this report, there were very few cervical cancer cases reported among Peel and Ontario female seniors.

  • The incidence rates of cervical cancer among female seniors in Peel have fluctuated over time as there were fewer than 12 cases per year since the early 1990s.

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