5 facts about lung cancer in Canada
For years, more Canadians have faced a lung cancer diagnosis than any other cancer. In 2020, it’s expected to continue to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer in males and females combined. This year alone, about 29,800 Canadians – or 81 people every day – will hear the words, “you have lung cancer.”
To better understand the impact of lung cancer in Canada, we released the Canadian Cancer Statistics: A 2020 special report on lung cancer in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada. This report provides insights into incidence, mortality, survival and prevalence as well as important statistics on prevention, screening and disparities.
Find out what the key takeaways are and why they matter to us all.
With lung cancer continuing to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadians and the leading cause of cancer death in 2020, we all have a reason to care about the impact of this disease.
These key facts and other notable findings from Canadian Cancer Statistics: A 2020 special report on lung cancer provide important information that highlights the critical need for change. Working together, we can enhance lung cancer prevention efforts, implement organized lung cancer screening, improve treatment, increase access to support and treatment for all Canadians no matter their income or location, and reduce lung cancer stigma.
Learn more by reading the full report or viewing our downloadable, one-page infographic.