Thursday, April 8, 2010

Adolescent Cancer Rates By Health Region In Alberta or Canada


I am looking for adolescent cancer rates by health regions in Alberta or health regions in Canada. The 4 types of cancer for which I need this information, include:

Hodgkins Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

The last 2 can be combined.

I have been looking at the Canadian Cancer registry and the Alberta Cancer Registry and the Public Health Agency of Canada. However, would this be something Stats Can could provide as a custom tabulation, or for free?


The annual provincial-level data you have located on the PHAC website in Cancer Surveillance On-line appear to be more detailed than the rates for specific cancers in young adults by age groups that would be available as a custom tabulation from Statistics Canada.

As I mentioned when we spoke earlier today, our contacts explained that it can be difficult to release figures on cancer in young people in custom tables and respect confidentiality. They mentioned that the following source from the Canadian Cancer Society might also be of interest: "Canadian Cancer Society's (CCS) booklet from last year 'Canadian Cancer Statistics: 2009' pp 49-52 where the special topic was Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults. Further information can be found on their website:".

I hope that this information is helpful. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any other questions or if you would like to look into requesting custom tables (in which case I can refer you to an Account-Executive).

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