Let's talk about prostate cancer

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. According to Prostate Cancer Canada, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian men. Approximately 1 in 7 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. The good news is that the death rate has been declining significantly in recent years due to improved testing for prostate cancer and better treatment options. The risk of prostate cancer increases with age and it is most commonly diagnosed in men over the age of 65. A healthy diet and regular exercise play an important role in reducing your cancer risk. Read more about this topic in our resources below.

Featured Resources

1. Blog Post: Men's health matters

2. Blog Post: Screening for prostate cancer: What you should know about the PSA test

3. Blog Post: Plumbing problems?

4. Evidence Summary: Screening for prostate cancer

5. Web Resource Rating: Prostate cancer: Patient FAQ

6. Web Resource Rating: Prostate cancer: infographic

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