US Prostate Cancer
Foundation Patient Guide
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Some answers to common questions
Frequency of Prostate Cancer in Canada
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers). It is the third leading cause of death from cancer in Canadian men.
It is estimated that in 2020:
|•||23,300 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. This represents 20% of all new cancer cases in men in 2020.|
|•||4,200 men will die from prostate cancer. This represents 10% of all cancer deaths in men in 2020.|
|•||On average, 64 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer every day.|
|•||On average, 11 Canadian men will die from prostate cancer every day.|
It is estimated that about 1 in 9 Canadian men will develop prostate cancer during their lifetime and 1 in 29 will die from it.
In Canada, the 5-year net survival for prostate cancer is 93%. This means that about 93% of men diagnosed with prostate cancer will survive for at least 5 years after their diagnosis.