Prostate cancer statistics
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 men in Canada.
To provide the most current cancer statistics, statistical methods are used to estimate the number of new cancer cases and deaths until actual data become available.
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In Canada, the incidence rate of prostate cancer peaked in 1993 and again in 2001. Each of these peaks was followed by a decline. The decline has been particularly steep since 2011. The patterns in prostate cancer incidence largely mirror screening activity using the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test.
The death rate for prostate cancer has been declining since 1994. The decline likely reflects improved treatment.
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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.
For more information about cancer statistics, go to Canadian Cancer Statistics.
Canadian Cancer Statistics Advisory Committee. Canadian Cancer Statistics 2021. Canadian Cancer Society; 2021.