Breast cancer

Breast cancer is defined as abnormal cell growth, most often in the ducts or lobules of breast tissue. Most commonly found in women, it can develop in the breast tissue of men. One in nine women in Canada are expected to develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

Breast cancer by geographic area

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Figure: Annual age-standardized incidence rate, breast cancer, females, by geographic area, 2000–2009

Line graph depicting annual age-standardized mortality rate, breast cancer, by geographic area, 2000–2009. Data for this graph are located in the tables below.

Table: Annual age-standardized incidence rate, breast cancer, females, by geographic area, 2000–2009

Geographic Area2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
SDHU90.584.1110.887.488.8104.876.6105.177.3108.3
Northeast Ontario102.589.1105.385.5101.097.988.9102.290.7100.5
Ontario102.5102.5105.099.1100.2100.599.4100.997.499.8

Table: Annual number of cases, breast cancer, females, by geographic area, 2000–2009

Geographic Area2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
SDHU111106144116119145106146112154
Northeast Ontario377335407337398400364424383424
Ontario7097726076257377767678317955822881368495

Breast cancer by Greater Sudbury and outlying areas

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Figure: Annual age-standardized incidence rate, breast cancer, females, Greater Sudbury vs. Sudbury & District Health Unit (SDHU) district office areas, 2000–2009

Line graph depicting Annual age-standardized incidence rate, breast cancer, females, Greater Sudbury versus Sudbury & District Health Unit district office areas, 2000–2009. Data for this graph are located in the tables below.

Table: Annual age-standardized incidence rate, breast cancer, females, Greater Sudbury vs. Sudbury & District Health Unit (SDHU) district office areas, 2000–2009

Census Division2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
SDHU District Office Areas64.8104.089.994.686.5112.992.563.797.2130.6
City of Greater Sudbury95.980.1115.885.788.8102.973.1114.573.1105.2

Table: Annual number of cases, breast cancer, females, Greater Sudbury vs. Sudbury & District Health Unit (SDHU) district office areas, 2000–2009

Census Division2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
SDHU District Office Areas15232224233025172629
Mantioulin District7116111211712
Sudbury District8121613181814121917
City of Greater Sudbury968312292961158112986125

Breast cancer by age

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Figure: Annual age-standardized incidence rate, breast cancer, females, by age group, Sudbury & District Health Unit (SDHU) area, 2000–2009

Line graph depicting annual age-standardized incidence rate, breast cancer, females, by age group, Sudbury & District Health Unit area, 2000–2009. Data for this graph are located in the tables below.

Table: Annual age-standardized incidence rate, breast cancer, females, by age group, Sudbury & District Health Unit (SDHU) area, 2000–2009

Age at Diagnosis2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
20-443632.739.820.234.231.226.639.224.553.7
45-64212187246.7198.9236.5242.8169.7249194.9254.4
65-74307.9333.5344.2332.5204.2371.4326.2379.9291.1319.5
75+292.5249.7499.3388.7323.8422.4226.3317.4206.3323.3

Table: Annual number of case, breast cancer, females, by age group, Sudbury & District Health Unit (SDHU) area, 2000–2009

Age at Diagnosis2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
20-441514178131311141019
45-6452486453656848735877
65-7425272827173229332629
75+19173528243218261829

Breast cancer deaths by geographic area

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Figure: Annual age-standardized mortality rate, breast cancer, by geographic area, 2000–2009

 

Line graph depicting Annual age-standardized mortality rate, breast cancer, by geographic area, 2000–2009.Data for this graph are located in the tables below.

Table: Annual age-standardized mortality rate, breast cancer, by geographic area, 2000–2009

Geographic Area2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
SDHU27.421.217.122.825.919.12024.116.625.9
Northeast Ontario26.622.520.225.422.526.321.522.122.122.2
Ontario26.224.924.523.823.823.421.422.220.820.3

Table: Annual number of cases of mortality, breast cancer, by geographic area, 2000–2009

Geographic Area2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
SDHU35282230362829372542
Northeast Ontario1039177102941169498100108
Ontario1920186918861886194119651839195118881885

This item was last modified on March 26, 2018