Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Cancer rates on the rise

New report shows 5,600 Sask. residents to be diagnosed this year 
Submitted photo
Dr. Mark Brown purchases a ticket for the
cancer care raffle on June 28, 2017.

By Lisa Goudy

A new Canadian Cancer Society report shows that nearly one in two Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

The average number of cancer cases from 2028 to 2032 is projected to be 79 per cent higher than it was from 2003-2007.

In Saskatchewan, the report estimates 5,600 people will be diagnosed with cancer in 2017, with 2,400 people dying of the disease this year.

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