Prostate Cancer

The prostate is an essential component of the male reproductive system. Its main function is to produce seminal fluid that will mix with the sperm from the testicles to create semen. This semen is ejaculated during sexual intercourse.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian men. Due to the cancer’s slow nature, it can often be treated or cured if detected in a timely manner. There is no single cause for prostate cancer, but there are a number of factors that can increase the risk of developing it. Some factors include:
  • Age – being older than 65
  • Genetics – family history of prostate cancer
  • African ancestry

Other potential factors that are being researched include:

  • High-fat diets
  • High calcium intake
  • Working with pesticides
  • Working with cadmium

According to the Canadian Cancer Statistics 2020, it’s projected that 23,300 Canadians will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 4,200 Canadians will die from it.

About Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer Myths & Facts

Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer

Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Life with Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer Resources

Prostate Cancer Stories

What Men Told Us: CCSN’s prostate cancer survey report

Prostate Cancer Report: A Canadian Perspective