#GetTheBloodTest

 

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian men.

Most men don’t die of prostate cancer but from cancers such as bone cancer, testicular cancer, and others that spread from undiagnosed/untreated prostate cancer (metastatic disease).

 
 

When prostate cancer is detected early, the five-year survivability rate is over 99%

 

Canadian Statistics

  • Prostate cancer is the most diagnosed cancer among Canadian men*
  • Prostate cancer accounts for 10% of all cancer-related deaths in men*
  • 23,300 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2020*
  • 64 men are diagnosed every day**
  • 4,200 men will die from prostate cancer in 2020*
  • 11 men die from prostate cancer every day**
  • Prostate Cancer can remain asymptomatic until its advanced stages
  • Early detection of prostate cancer is key to survival
  • Regular PSA testing can provide an early warning of prostate disease including cancer
  • When detected early, the five-year survivability rate is over 99%*
  • When detected late, and the cancer has spread, the five-year survivability rate is 28%*

*estimated for 2020
**average estimated for 2020
Source: Prostate Cancer Statistics – Canadian Cancer Society

Take the PSA Test

Prostate-Specific Antigen Test (PSA)

The Ride For Dad, the Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation, its funded researchers, Medical Advisory Committee members and survivors strongly advocate regular PSA testing for men over the age of 40. It is a crucial weapon in our arsenal in fighting prostate cancer.

Dr. Chris Morash MD, FRCSC

Head of Urologic Oncology - Ottawa Hospital

I strongly recommend men in their mid-to-late forties to get a PSA blood test to check their prostate health and to establish a baseline to help predict their risk of prostate cancer. We want you to continue to be around for your families. Talk to your doctor about your prostate health and request a PSA test.

Dr. Donald Chow MD FRCSC

Ride For Dad Board of Directors, Prostate Cancer Survivor 

I participated in the Ride for many years and was continually encouraged to get the PSA test. I did get tested and it was positive but I was able to take immediate action. I am living proof that the efforts of the Ride For Dad are a success and you must Get Checked!"

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