Prostate cancer statistics in Canada
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian men every year :
- One out of seven men is at risk of developing prostate cancer.
- This year, we estimate that 4,600  men in Quebec (24,000 in Canada) will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and about 890 (4,100 in Canada) will die of the disease.
- The incidence rate of prostate cancer has levelled off and the mortality rate declined.
- Forty percent of prostate cancer cases are diagnosed among men aged 60 to 69.
- The 5-year relative survival rate for prostate cancer is 96%.
1Source: Canadian Cancer Society “Canadian statistics on prostate cancer in 2015”
For more statistics about prostate cancer you can read this document : Canadian statistics on cancer – 2015
Highlights : 2015 Canadian Cancer Statistics
- About 2 in 5 Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime, and about 1 in 4 Canadians will die of cancer.
- In 2015, it is estimated that 196,900 Canadians will develop cancer, and 78,000 will die of cancer.
- Slightly more men than women get cancer in Canada, and the vast majority (89%) of Canadians who develop cancer are over the age of 50.
- The mortality rate for prostate cancer is lowest in New Brunswick and Quebec (which also has the lowest incidence rate of prostate cancer among the provinces).
- Prostate cancer incidence rates vary greatly among the provinces, possibly due to variations in PSA testing across the country.
- More than half of new cancer cases (51%) will be lung, breast, colorectal and prostate cancer.
- Increases in the number of new cases over the past 30 years can largely be attributed to a growing and aging population, rather than to an increase in cancer risk. Given current population trends, increases in cancer incidence are expected to continue. Increases in incidence have implications for screening, diagnostic and treatment services.
- By 2028 to 2032, the average annual number of new cancer cases is estimated to increase 79% compared to 2003 to 2007. The increase in the number of new cancer cases is primarily due to the aging Canadian population and, to a lesser extent, population growth and changes in the risk of developing cancer.