Cancer - Statistics in Niagara
Cancer is a group of diseases that happen when abnormal cells in the body divide and spread without control. In 2012, there were 3,206 new cases of cancer diagnosed to Niagara residents. In 2012, there were also 1,242 deaths due to cancer.
In order to diagnose and treat cancer at an early stage, three types of cancer screening are funded publicly, including breast, cervical, and colorectal.
- In 2015-2016, 63.1% of Niagara females eligible for breast cancer screening had at least one mammogram in the previous 30 months (lower than breast cancer screening rates in Ontario)
- In 2014-2016, 61.7% 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)
- In 2016, 39.2% of Niagara residents eligible for colorectal cancer screening were overdue for screening (higher than the percent overdue for colorectal cancer screening in Ontario)