Prostate Health for Men in Canada

Fast Facts about Prostate Cancer in Canada

Did you know that:

  • In 2016, an estimated 21,600 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in Canada,
  • One in eight Canadian men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime,
  • The death rate has been decreasing by 3.1% per year between 2003 and 2012 sue to improved testing and better treatment options,
  • Prostate cancer is the leading form of cancer diagnosed in Canadian men,
  • The risk of developing prostate cancer increases with a man’s age,
  • Many men with early prostate cancer have no symptoms,
  • Prostate cancer receives significantly less public attention and funding for research than many other forms of cancer in Canada, despite being the third highest cause of cancer mortality.

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