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.
Trends in prostate cancer @(Model.HeadingTag)>
In Canada, the rate of new prostate cancer cases peaked in 1993 and again in 2001. Each of these peaks was followed by a decline. The decline was particularly steep between 2011 and 2014 and has since stabilized. The patterns in the rate of new prostate cancer cases 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.
Chances (probability) of developing or dying from prostate cancer @(Model.HeadingTag)>
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.