Nova Scotia Cancer Facts

The following facts are based on an analysis of Nova Scotia Cancer Registry data for the period 2008 to 2012, the most recent period for which complete data exist.

The following tables and figures provide more information about the burden of cancer in Nova Scotia. For greater detail regarding cancer incidence, mortality, survival, prevalence and projections in Nova Scotia, please refer to the Understanding Cancer in Nova Scotia report.

Table 1. New cases of invasive cancer, grouped by cancer site, Nova Scotia, 2008-2012.

Table 2. Incidence counts and rates of invasive cancers, by gender and District Health Authority, common cancer sites, Nova Scotia 2012.

Table 3. Incidence rates of invasive cancers, by gender and county, common cancer sites, Nova Scotia 2008-2012.

Table 4. Incidence rates of invasive cancers, by gender and District Health Authority (DHA), common cancer sites, Nova Scotia 2008-2012.

Figure 1. Average annual age-specific incidence rate for common cancer sites in females (A), males (B) and for all cancers (C), Nova Scotia 2008-2012.

Figure 2. Comparative incidence figures (CIF) of cancer rates1, comparing DHA and provincial level estimates, All Cancers (A), Prostate and Breast (B), Lung (C) and Colorectal (D) cancers, by gender, 2008-2012.




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