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. Participation in all three screening programs declined in 2020, likely due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic
- In 2020, 56.5 per cent of Niagara females eligible for breast cancer screening had at least one mammogram in the previous 30 months compared to 57.7 per cent in Ontario
- In 2020, 55.5 per cent of Niagara females eligible for cervical cancer screening had at least one Pap test in the previous 42 months compared to 54 per cent in Ontario
- In 2020, 43.7 per cent of Niagara residents eligible for colorectal cancer screening were overdue for screening compared to 43.7 per cent in Ontario