New Brunswick

The numbers: New cancer cases and deaths from cancer

An estimated 202,400 new cases of cancer and 78,800 deaths from cancer will occur in Canada this year. Here is the breakdown for New Brunswick.

A breakdown of the estimated numbers for new cancer diagnoses and deaths in New Brunswick this year

An MRI image from a breast cancer patient. (George Butters)

Roughly 2,000 New Brunswickers will die from cancer this year and almost 5,000 new cases will be diagnosed, according to statistics.

An estimated 202,400 new cases of cancer and 78,800 deaths from cancer will occur in Canada in 2016. Lung, colorectal, breast, and prostate cancer account for the top four newly diagnosed cancers.

These figures are taken from the Canadian Cancer Statistics 2016, which is a collaborative effort by the Canadian Cancer Society, the Public Health Agency of Canada, Statistics Canada and provincial and territorial cancer registries.

Cancer statistics for men in New Brunswick

For men in New Brunswick, prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed type of cancer.

In 2016:

  • An estimated 530 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
  • An estimated 410 men will be diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • An estimated 360 men will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

For men in New Brunswick, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death.

In 2016:

  • An estimated 340 men will die of lung cancer.
  • An estimated 120 men will die of colorectal cancer.
  • An estimated 95 men will die of prostate cancer.

Cancer statistics for women in New Brunswick

For women in New Brunswick, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed type of cancer.

In 2016:

  • An estimated 570 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • An estimated 320 women will be diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • An estimated 260 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

For women in New Brunswick, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death.

In 2016:

  • An estimated 250 women will die of lung cancer.
  • An estimated 120 women will die of breast cancer.
  • An estimated 95 women will die of colorectal cancer.

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