Measuring how many people get cancer, die from it, and the likelihood of surviving

Much of the effort in cancer control is aimed at reducing the number of people diagnosed with cancer (measured by incidence rates), lowering the number of deaths from cancer (measured by mortality rates) and extending the length of time people live after being diagnosed with cancer (measured by survival rates). Here you will find indicators on the incidence, mortality and survival rates for the most common cancers in Canada.