The number of people who have or have had cancer exceeds 1.5 million in Canada

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The number of people who have or have had cancer exceeds 1.5 million in Canada

Atlantic Canadians share nine core values, according to a survey by Corporate Research Associates.

Because of improved survival, but also increased incidence, the The number of Canadians who have or have had cancer now exceeds 1.5 million, reveals the Special Report on Cancer Prevalence 2022 released Tuesday by the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS).

10 years ago, there were 1 million in this situation in the country.

The report cites a high number of people who experience a long life after a diagnosis. Investments in research pay off in the form of better detection methods and more effective treatments, says Jennifer Gillis, senior manager at the Society.

The CCS reports that in 2012, about 193,000 people were diagnosed with cancer in Canada and that number jumped to about 206,000 in 2017. An estimated 233,900 people will be diagnosed with cancer this year, mostly because of the growing and aging population.

  • In the Canadian adult population, 1 in 24 people had been diagnosed with cancer in the past 25 years.
  • Nearly 18,000 people had or had had childhood cancer.
  • Breast, prostate and colorectal cancers are the most prevalent cancers. They account for almost half of all prevalent cancers.

The Canadian Cancer Society warns that an increase in the number of cancer diagnoses means that Canadian health care systems will be even more strained. These systems have already experienced delays and disruptions in care during the COVID-19 pandemic, which could increase the number of cancers diagnosed at advanced stages.

The CCS says that without new investments, health care systems will not have enough resources to respond to the growing number of Canadians who will be diagnosed with cancer.

The CCS hopes that all levels of government will work together and contribute to creating a health care system that receives immediate investment that ensures the health of people. equitable and rapid access to health care services and which help with medical research.

On Monday, the Government of Canada said it was ready to increase its health transfers to provinces and territories, but on the condition that all of them work to create a health data system. The 13 provincial and territorial health ministers are meeting until Tuesday in Vancouver with their federal counterpart, Jean-Yves Duclos.

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