March 15, 2016 12:16 pm

5 most commonly diagnosed cancers in Canada

A nurse places a patient's chemotherapy medication on an intravenous stand at a hospital in this file image.

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Cancer rates have been rising steadily across Canada since the early 1990s, data released today by Statistics Canada shows.

Cancer has crept slowly upward, from 410 cases of primary cancer per 100,000 in 1992 to 516 in 2013, the most recent year for which numbers are available.

Ninety per cent of new cancers were diagnosed in people 50 or over, the release said. Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer, followed by breast cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer and bladder cancer.

Among people under 25, testicular cancer was the most common type for men, and thyroid cancer for women.

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