Cancer is the name given to a collection of related diseases, where some of the body’s cells grow in an uncontrolled way and possibly spread into surrounding tissues or other areas of the body. Cancer is a leading cause of death in Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario. Many cancers can be prevented by avoiding exposure to common risk factors, such as tobacco smoke. The prognosis for many cancers is better if they are detected and treated early.
This section of the HealthSTATS site provides cancer statistics for the following: