The infographics present key findings from the ComPARe study. They also incorporate additional analyses of workplace-related risk factors from the Burden of Occupational Cancer study, providing a more comprehensive picture of the preventable burden of cancer in Canada. Through this work, we know that about 4 in 10 of all cancers in Canada can be prevented through healthy living and policies that protect the health of Canadians.

These infographics can be used by a wide range of audiences, including healthcare providers, public health professionals, researchers, advocates and the general public. They aim to increase awareness of cancer risk factors and provide updated statistics on the current and future preventable burden of in Canada. These infographics can be uploaded to your website, shared on social media or used to educate your community or patients.

Infographics from the ComPARe study may be referenced with the following suggested citation:

Canadian Population Attributable Risk of Cancer (ComPARe) study. (2019).<INSERT> infographic title<INSERT>. Available at: <LINK> (accessed [date]).<LINK>

Main result infographic

4 in 10 cancer cases can be prevented.

Cancer prevention infographics

Number of cancer cases that could be prevented

Percentage of all cancer cases that could be prevented in Canada [PDF] [JPEG]

Percentage of cancers that are preventable in Canada [PDF] [JPEG]

About the ComPARe study

The Canadian Population Attributable Risk of Cancer (ComPARe) study estimates the number and percentage of cancer cases in Canada due to modifiable lifestyle, environmental and infectious agent risk factors. The ComPARe study also estimates how changes to these risk factors through prevention could affect the number of cancer cases in the future.