About Prostate Cancer

US Prostate Foundation
Patient Guide

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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 2021:

  • 24,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. This represents 20% of all new cancer cases in men.
  • 4,500 men will die from prostate cancer. This represents 10% of all cancer deaths in men.
  • On average, 66 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer every day.
  • On average, 12 Canadian men will die from prostate cancer every day.
  • It is estimated that about 1 in 8 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 91%. This means that about 91% 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 try the Vancouver Prostate Centre pageā€¦ here.