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Cancer Statistics

/ 97.3 The Eagle
              Startling new cancer statistics released by the Canadian Cancer Society say almost one in every two Canadians is expected to be diagnosed with a form of the disease in their lifetime. It says one in four Canadians will die from the disease. The report estimates this year alone, 206-thousand Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer and nearly 81-thousand will succumb. Four cancers — prostate, breast, lung and colorectal — continue to top the list of the most common malignancies. But the Cancer Society has put a special emphasis on pancreatic cancer, which has the lowest five-year survival rate of the 23 cancers it reports on.

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