• Canadian Cancer Statistics 2017

    Canadian Cancer Statistics 2017 was released on June 20. This annual publication gives detailed statistics for the most common types of cancer.


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  • We need volunteers!

    We need volunteers to fill leadership roles for this year’s CIBC Run for the Cure. Volunteers are integral in making this event happen, and your support allows us to fund life-saving research.


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  • About Our Merger

    On February 1, 2017, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) joined forces.


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  • You Are Not Alone

    Whether you are living with metastatic breast cancer or have a loved one who is, it can be helpful to talk with someone who understands what you are going through. We are available to you.


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  • Questions related to breast cancer?

    Our team has the latest information about breast cancer and can answer questions about a diagnosis, treatments, what to expect, financial resources, coping, local support groups and more.


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  • Breast Cancer Screening

    Need help understanding breast cancer screening and what you should do? We created an online decision aid tool to help inform all women of the factors to consider and their options. Give it a try.


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What You Should Know About Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a complex disease that will affect 1 in 8 Canadian women during their lifetime.

According to the latest statistics, it is estimated that 26,300 women and 230 men in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer and almost 5000 women and 43 men will die from the disease in 2017.

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Sources:

Canadian Cancer Society’s Steering Committee on Cancer Statistics.  Canadian Cancer Statistics 2017, Toronto, ON: Canadian Cancer Society, 2017.