Cancer - Statistics in Niagara
Cancer is a group of diseases that happen when abnormal cells in the body divide and spread without control.
In 2016, there were 3,060 new cases of cancer diagnosed to Niagara residents. In 2016, there were also 1,326 deaths due to cancer. Of the 3,060 new cases of cancer in 2016, 1,561 occurred in males and 1,499 occurred in females.
To diagnose and treat cancer at an early stage, three types of cancer screening are funded publicly, including breast, cervical and colorectal.
- In 2018-2019, 62.7 per cent of Niagara females eligible for breast cancer screening had at least one mammogram in the previous 30 months, similar to breast cancer screening rates in Ontario at 63.8 per cent
- In 2018-2019, 60 per cent of Niagara females eligible for cervical cancer screening had at least one Pap test in the previous 42 months, similar to cervical cancer screening rates in Ontario at 59.2 per cent
- In 2018-2019, 38.1 per cent of Niagara residents eligible for colorectal cancer screening were overdue for screening, similar to the percent overdue for colorectal cancer screening in Ontario at 38.4 per cent