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About Cancer

An estimated 173,800 new cases of cancer and 76,200 deaths from cancer will occur in Canada in 2010. Lung cancer accounts for 27 per cent of all cancer deaths each year and is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women.

On average, 3,340 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer every week and 1,470 Canadians will die of cancer every week.

It is important to note that approximately 12% of new cancer cases and 5% of cancer deaths will occur in people under the age of 50, in their most productive years for employment and raising families.

On the Internet this report is available at http://www.cancer.ca and http://www.ncic.cancer.ca