These are the facts that scared me most while I was raising my own awareness:
- Every year around 22,300 Canadian men are diagnosed with prostate cancer
- 4,300 die of the disease, making it the number one cancer threat to Canadian men
- Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian men
- Treated early and effectively, prostate cancer has a cure rate of over 90%.
- 1 in 8 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. 1 in 27 will die from it.