The numbers of cancers in Eeyou Istchee have been increasing over the last 20 years because the size of the population has been increasing. However, the rates of cancer have been stable or are decreasing.
In comparison to other Quebec health regions, the rates of cancer in Eeyou Istchee are lower for all cancers except kidney cancer. This applies most often to males, as differences between females from Eeyou Istchee and elsewhere were generally not significant
Colorectal cancer is increasing and now matches Quebec’s rate.
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