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Ontario Cancer Statistics 2022

Ontario Cancer Statistics 2022

Nov 2022
Data Type: Surveillance
Publication Series: Ontario Cancer Statistics

Ontario Cancer Statistics 2022 is the fourth in a series of reports that provide comprehensive information on the burden of cancer in Ontario. Produced by the Surveillance Program at Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario), the report is organized around 4 main types of indicators: incidence, mortality, survival and prevalence.

The information in this report is intended to support decision-makers, the public health community, healthcare providers, researchers and others involved in planning, investigating, measuring and monitoring population-based cancer control efforts, including cancer screening, prevention and treatment. The report may also be useful for the general public who have an interest in cancer.

A special focus chapter in this edition of Ontario Cancer Statistics explores the estimated future prevalence of cancer in Ontario.

This edition of the report includes data from 1984 to 2018 and projections for 2019 to 2034. Since the data in this report pre-date the COVID-19 pandemic, the projected statistics do not account for the pandemic’s effects. More information about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Ontario’s cancer system is available on the Cancer System Quality Index.

This report also includes statistics about cancer in children (ages 0 to 14), which were provided by the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario. See the spotlights on childhood cancer in Chapter 4 (incidence), Chapter 5 (mortality) and Chapter 6 (survival).


Also in This Series

Ontario Cancer Statistics 2020 features a special focus on long-term projections of cancer incidence and mortality, and on the burden of rare cancers in Ontario.

Ontario Cancer Statistics 2018 features a special focus on the burden of comorbidity among people with cancer and the impact of wait times for surgical treatment on survival for selected cancers. Cancer statistics are also provided by public health unit.

Ontario Cancer Statistics 2016 includes “in-focus” spotlights featuring statistics on clinically relevant indicators for breast, cervical, colorectal, head and neck, lung and prostate cancers.

Related Resources

Ontario Cancer Profiles is a self-serve, interactive mapping tool that gives users the ability to create custom graphs, maps and tables that show recent provincial and regional statistics on selected cancer burden, risk factor and screening indicators. This customizability allows users to create profiles that support targeted cancer control and prevention efforts.

Ontario Cancer Registry SEER*Stat Package is a statistical software package that contains Ontario cancer data files derived from the Ontario Cancer Registry. It helps analysts produce incidence, mortality, survival and prevalence statistics for studying the impact of cancer on the Ontario population.

Cancer System Quality Index highlights where cancer service providers can advance the quality and performance of care. The report includes indicators spanning the continuum of cancer care, along with several measures related to cancer prevention.

Ontario Cancer Facts are short, monthly fact sheets intended to increase knowledge about cancer and its risk modifiers in Ontario. Data typically originate from sources such as the Ontario Cancer Registry, Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) publications, and federal, provincial or regional health surveys. Readers can subscribe to Ontario Cancer Facts, which are disseminated by email.

Prevention System Quality Index describes the distribution of cancer risk factors in the Ontario population, and monitors Ontario’s progress on system-level policies and programs that can reduce the prevalence of cancer risk factors in the population.

Cancer Risk Factors in Ontario is a series of reports that reviews the epidemiologic evidence linking a broad range of risk factors to various types of cancer in Ontario. These reports serve as a reference and foundation for prevention efforts, especially for planning and reporting on cancer prevention actions.

Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario works to ensure that everyone affected by childhood cancer has access to the best care and support. They partner to achieve the best childhood cancer care system for children, youth, their families and survivors in Ontario and beyond. The Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario champions childhood cancer care and is the official advisor to Ontario’s Ministry of Health on children’s cancer control and treatment.

Download a French version of this report at Statistiques 2022 sur le cancer en Ontario.