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					                               Deaths due to Cancers (Malignant Neoplasms) by Gender
                                                British Columbia, 1999

                                                                     Males                     Females                       Total             Percent
Cancer Site or Type                        ICD9 Codes         Deaths       Percent       Deaths       Percent       Deaths        Percent      <65 Yrs*
Lung cancer                                162                    1,134          28.0          863          24.5         1,997          26.4        28.1
Intestinal and rectal cancer               152-154                  392           9.7          310            8.8          702           9.3        22.4
Female breast cancer                       174                         -             -         575          16.3           575           7.6        41.9
Lymph system cancer                        200-203                  262           6.5          214            6.1          476           6.3        23.3
Prostate cancer                            185                      503          12.4             -             -          503           6.6         6.0
Pancreatic cancer                          157                      219           5.4          200            5.7          419           5.5        26.0
Leukaemias                                 204-208                  137           3.4          122            3.5          259           3.4        25.9
Stomach cancer                             151                      127           3.1            90           2.6          217           2.9        24.0
Liver, gallbladder and bile duct cancers   155-156                  135           3.3            90           2.6          225           3.0        28.0
Ovarian cancer                             183                         -             -         199            5.6          199           2.6        29.1
Esophageal cancer                          150                      142           3.5            50           1.4          192           2.5        28.1
Brain cancer                               191                       99           2.4            77           2.2          176           2.3        52.3
Kidney cancer                              189                      120           3.0            68           1.9          188           2.5        25.5
Bladder cancer                             188                      142           3.5            61           1.7          203           2.7        15.3
Lip, oral cavity and pharynx cancer        140-149                   84           2.1            40           1.1          124           1.6        42.7
Uterine cancer                             179-182                     -             -         116            3.3          116           1.5        36.2
Malignant melanoma of skin                 172                       66           1.6            29           0.8           95           1.3        50.5
Bone and articular cartilage cancer        170                       13           0.3             5           0.1           18           0.2        61.1
Other cancers                                                       468          11.6          418          11.9           886          11.7        24.2
Cancers, all sites/types                   140-208                4,043         100.0        3,527         100.0         7,570         100.0        27.1

Note: The Statistics Canada publication, Leading Causes of Death at Different Ages , was the basis for the categories in this table.
      *Percent <65 Yrs is the percent of total deaths from this cause where the age at death was less than 65 years old.




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