Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

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

  • Print

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
History

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

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Doug Speirs trains for role in Nutcracker

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • JJOE.BRYKSA@FREEPRESS.MB.CA Local-Postcard  Day-Horror frost and fog created a most beautiful setting at Assiniboine Park Thursday morning in WInnipeg- Enviroent Canada says the fog will lifet this morning and will see a high of -7C-  JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS- Feb 18, 2010
  • Challenges of Life- Goose Goslings jump over railway tracks to catch up to their parents at the Canadian Pacific Railway terminalon Keewatin St in Winnipeg Thursday morning. The young goslings seem to normally hatch in the truck yard a few weeks before others in town- Standup photo- ( Day 4 of Bryksa’s 30 day goose project) - Apr 30, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

What's your take on the Jets so far this season?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google