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Breast Cancer In 2012

The Canadian Cancer Statistics in 2012 report has been released.  Please find below an overview of the statistics relating to breast cancer.​

• Breast cancer continues to be the most frequently diagnosed cancer among Canadian   women.

• In 2012, an estimated 22,700 women in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer, a decrease of 700 from 2011.

• In Atlantic Canada, an estimated 1,715 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.  This is a decrease of 25 from 2011.

• In Atlantic Canada, 390 women will die from breast cancer in 2012, a decrease of 30 from 2011.

• Breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women.

• Breast cancer death rates have declined in every age group since at least the mid 1980s.

Breast Cancer in 2012
Atlantic Canada
Province​ New Cases​ Deaths​
New Brunswick 550​ 110​
Nova Scotia 740​ 160​
Prince Edward Island​ 95​ 30​
Newfoundland and Labrador​ 330​ 100​


Source: Canadian Cancer Society/Public Health Agency of Canada/Statistics Canada      Canadian Cancer Statistics 2012