SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
Prostate cancer is the most diagnosed and most prevalent cancer in Canadian men, accounting for 1 in 5, or 20%, of new cancer cases in men.
1 in 8 Canadian men are expected to be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. More than 24,000 men are expected to be diagnosed this year.
Prostate cancer typically afflicts men 50 years of age and older, with the incidence increasing with age.
Prostate cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in males, following only lung and colorectal cancer. 1 in 29, or 4%, of males are expected to die from prostate cancer.
The five year survival rate of prostate cancer when caught early and the cancer is localized is nearly 100%. For those with locally advanced cancer, the five year survival rate is about 95%. For men with metastatic prostate cancer, their 5 year relative survival drops to about 30%.
Statistics courtesy of:
Canadian Cancer Statistics Advisory Committee. Canadian Cancer Statistics 2019. Toronto, ON: Canadian Cancer Society; 2019. Available at:
cancer.ca/Canadian-Cancer-Statistics-2019-EN (accessed [February 21 2020]).