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Projections estimate 6,500 new cancer cases in Manitoba this year

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An estimated 2,700 Manitobans will die from some form of cancer this year, according to statistics released today by the Canadian Cancer Society.

The projections for the toll cancer will take in the province show that about 6,500 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed this year.

For Manitobans, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death. Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed type of cancer in men, while breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed type of cancer for women, say statistics from the CCS.

The CCS estimates 191,300 Canadians will get a new cancer diagnosis this year, and 76,600 will die from some form of cancer.

The report says 45 per cent of Canadian men and 41 per cent of Canadian women will have a diagnosis of cancer at some point in their lifetimes.

Skin cancers — particularly the most deadly kind, melanoma — are the most common kinds of cancers in Canada. Although the incidences of some cancers are actually going down in Canada, melanoma cases are on the rise, in both women and men.

In 2014, it is estimated that 6,500 new melanoma diagnoses will be made, and 1,050 Canadians will die from this form of cancer.

Cancer statistics for men in Manitoba

In 2014:

  • An estimated 730 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
  • An estimated 520 men will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
  • An estimated 430 men will be diagnosed with lung cancer.

In 2014:

  • An estimated 360 men will die of lung cancer.
  • An estimated 180 men will die of colorectal cancer.
  • An estimated 180 men will die of prostate cancer.

Cancer statistics for women in Manitoba

In 2014:

  • An estimated 850 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • An estimated 450 women will be diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • An estimated 410 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

In 2014:

  • An estimated 320 women will die of lung cancer.
  • An estimated 190 women will die of breast cancer.
  • An estimated 160 women will die of colorectal cancer.

Source: The Canadian Cancer Statistics 2014, prepared through a collaboration of the Canadian Cancer Society, the Public Health Agency of Canada, Statistics Canada and provincial and territorial cancer registries.

CANADIAN CANCER STATISTICS 2014
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Updated on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 8:10 AM CDT: Corrects spelling of lung cancer

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