A recent study conducted by statistics Canada says mortality rates in Canada are on the rise. In 1992, statistics Canada began keeping records of Cancer. By 2005, the number of cancer deaths had risen to more than 67,000.
February 4, 2009 was world cancer day and if current figures hold, approximately one in four Canadians can expect to die of cancer according to the Canadian Cancer Society. In 2005, cancer was the leading causes of death in all provinces and territories , except Prince Edward Island, where it ranked second.
Nearly seven million people will die of cancer this year around the world. A number that is expected to grow by 50 per cent by 2020.
In 2008, there was 166,400 new cases of cancer and 73,800 mortalities.
Looking at age-standardized mortality rates, death by way of cancer declined between 1979 and 2005 leaving reason to remain hopeful about eventually dropping that mortality rate down to zero.
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