Table 2:

Projected estimates of deaths and age-standardized mortality rates for cancers in Canada in 2020, by sex

Type of cancerNo. of deathsASMR
Total*MalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemales
All cancers83 30044 10039 300188219.7164.2
Lung and bronchus21 20011 00010 20047.253.442.5
Colorectal97005300440021.826.418.0
Pancreas53002700260012.013.510.7
Breast510055510011.90.322.0
Prostate42004200NANA21.8NA
Leukemia3000180012506.99.05.2
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma2900160012506.58.15.1
Bladder260018507205.79.62.8
Brain/CNS2500140010505.87.14.7
Esophagus230017505105.18.62.1
Ovary1950NA1950NANA8.3
Stomach195012007604.56.03.2
Kidney and renal pelvis195013006804.46.42.8
Multiple myeloma16008807003.54.42.8
Oral150010504403.55.31.8
Liver145011502903.25.51.2
Uterus (body, NOS)1300NA1300NANA5.4
Melanoma13008704503.14.42.0
Cervix410NA410NANA2.0
Larynx400330750.91.60.3
Thyroid2301101300.50.50.5
Hodgkin lymphoma10065400.20.30.2
Testis3535NANA0.2NA
All other cancers10 4005400500023.527.320.5
  • Note: ASMR = age-standardized mortality rate, CNS = central nervous system, ICD-10 = International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, NA = not applicable, NOS = not otherwise specified.

  • * Column total may not sum to row totals owing to rounding.

  • Liver cancer mortality was underestimated because deaths from liver cancer, unspecified (ICD-10 code C22.9) were excluded.