Cancer is a broad term for a group of diseases that can affect any part of the body. A leading cause of death, worldwide deaths from cancer are projected to continue to rise to over 13.1 million in 2030.

2014 Canadian statistics1

2 out of 5 are expected to develop cancer

1 out of 4 is expected to die from cancer

Every day:

500 + will be diagnosed with cancer

200 + will die from cancer

63% of those diagnosed will survive at least 5 years

via Information about cancer – CIHR.