Leukemia and Lymphomas

 Canadian Statistics for 2016


Incidence*

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Hodgkin Lymphoma
Leukemia




8,000 new cases
1,000 new cases
5,900 new cases



6th highest incidence rate
23nd highest incidence rate
11th highest incidence rate
Mortality by cancer type*
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Leukemia


2,700 deaths
2,900 deaths


7th highest mortality rate
6th highest mortality rate

Risk of developing†

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma


Hodgkin Lymphoma


Leukemia


Men 2.3%
Women 2%

Men 0.2%
Women 0.2%

Men 1.9%
Women 1.4%


1 in 43 men
1 in 50 women

1 in 432 men
1 in 498 women

1 in 53 men
1 in 72 women

Probability of dying from†

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma


Leukemia


Men 1.0%
Women 0.8%

Men 1.0 %
Women 0.8%


1 in 99 men
1 in 118 women

1 in 96 men
1 in 132 women

*: Estimated number of cases or deaths by cancer for 2016.
†: Lifetime probability of developing or dying from cancer.
Source: Canadian Cancer Statistics 2016

 Important Fact

Leukemia is a cancer that forms in the white blood cells, whereas lymphomas are cancers that appear in the lymphocytes found in the lymphatic system.

 Risk Factors

  • previous chemotherapy or radiotherapy 
  • rare genetic diseases
  • long-term exposure to high levels of benzene
  • tobacco smoke
For more information:

Types of leukemia and lymphomas
Causes - Risk factors
Signs and symptoms
Diagnosis
Treatments
Prognosis
References

 


 

 


Leukemia and Lymphomas

The five-year relative survival ratio is now 58% for leukemia, 66% for non-Hodgkin lymphoma and 85% for Hodgkin lymphoma.

$4,196,288
granted by the Cancer Research Society since 2009.



Funded projects for Leukemia and Lymphomas

Years

Projects

Amount

2016-2018

2

$240,000

2015-2017

5

$600,000

2014-2016

1

$120,000

2013-2015

6

$720,000

2012-2014

3

$360,000

2011-2013

5

$600,000

2010-2012

5

$599,838

2009-2011

8

$956,450

Total

35

$4,196,288

KEY DISCOVERIES