Every day, an average of 58 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. In addition to being the most common form of cancer in humans after skin cancer, it is the 3rd cause of cancer death in Canada.

Detecting prostate cancer at an early stage significantly increases the chances of successful treatment. Having a regular health exam and remaining alert to symptoms, is a good way to prevent and diagnose cancer as quickly as possible, if cancer exists.

This cancer consists of a collection of cancer cells within the prostate, which can invade and destroy the tissues surrounding it. It can also spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body. This type of cancer usually grows slowly and can often be removed completely or treated successfully after being diagnosed.