Cancer, Heart & Stroke
One in every 2.5 women and 1 in every 2.2 men will have some form of cancer in their lifetime.
One in nine Canadian women will be stricken by breast cancer in her lifetime. Canada has the second highest rate of breast cancer in the world.
One in 11 men and one in 18 women will develop lung cancer.
Every four minutes a Canadian is diagnosed with cancer.
The number of new cancer cases will increase by 50% over the next 20 years.
67% of costs associated with cancer treatment in Canada are not covered by any public health plan.
Survival rate of at least five years for cancer is currently 62%.
One in every three women and one in every two men will contract some form of heart disease in their lifetime. The risk of developing cardiovascular disease after age 40 increases to two in every three for men and more than one in every two for women.
Survival rate in Canada is currently 80% for heart attacks.
Coronary artery bypass performed out of country, including a seven-day hospital stay, costs approximately $100,000.
One in every 20 Canadians will suffer a stroke.
Survival rate is 85% for strokes.