About Prostate Cancer

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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.

The source of these statistics is the Canadian Cancer Society.
For other useful information on Prostate Cancer check the Vancouver Prostate Centre page… here.