CJOB News Team reporting
Sixty-one hundred new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Manitoba this year.
Lung, breast, colorectal and prostate cancer account for just over half the newly diagnosed cancers in both men and women.
What's encouraging in the annual Cancer Report released this morning is that more and more people are surviving.
Will Cook is with the Candian Cancer Society's Manitoba Division. He says the five-year relative survival rate for all cancers combined is 62 percent. That's almost twice as many people surviving than in the 1960s.
The authors of the report predict 75-thousand Canadians will die of cancer this year - 28-hundred here in Manitoba.