Despite our efforts to eradicate cancer, it remains Canada’s number one killer. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, the disease is responsible for 30 per cent of all deaths in the country. But we’ve made significant gains, too.
Thanks to science, cancer rates are dropping in many parts of the world, including Canada. The health website HealthGrove by Graphiq looked at data from the Global Health Data Exchange to see which countries had the greatest decline in deaths. Canada ranked 56th, with a 14.9% drop between 1990 and 2015. Here are the Top 10 countries with the greatest 25-year declines: