Tremendous progress has been made, yet prostate cancer is still the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian men, with 1 in 8 expected to be diagnosed in their lifetime.
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a month to join together to transform the future of prostate cancer for the 24,000 Canadians expected to be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year.For those people and their families, we must act now. Your donation today will save and improve lives by funding innovative research at all stages of the prostate cancer journey to better detect and treat prostate cancer to save more lives. Your donation will also power a nationwide support system to help people live life more fully with – and beyond – prostate cancer.
Your support helps diagnose aggressive prostate cancer earlier
Nearly 100% of people with prostate cancer will survive at least 5 years after their diagnosis if the cancer is caught early. But if it’s diagnosed late, just 3 in 10 people are expected to survive five years.
Dr Jarvi and his team are working on a diagnostic test so simple it can be performed at home and mailed to a lab where it could identify aggressive prostate cancer earlier – and potentially save more lives.