Find prostate cancer
A change to your body might be nothing, but it might be serious. Only a healthcare provider can say for sure whether a change is cancer. Get changes checked sooner rather than later.
What you need to know about prostate cancer
Anyone with a prostate can get prostate cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian men. This video explains the prostate, who is at risk of prostate cancer, the simple tests that help find it early, even without symptoms, and what might happen after diagnosis.
Should I get tested for prostate cancer?
The PSA test is a key step in detecting prostate cancer early. It’s a blood test that can determine if PSA levels are higher than they should be – this can indicate that something might be wrong before symptoms are noticed.
The 2 tests for prostate cancer you should know about
There are 2 tests available to help detect prostate cancer early − the PSA test and DRE. If you and your healthcare provider decide that the tests are right for you, have both of them (not just one or the other).
What are the benefits and limitations of testing for prostate cancer?
Almost every test or procedure has benefits and limitations. Before having any test, it’s important to be aware of them so that you’re making an informed decision that’s right for you.
Questions to ask about testing for prostate cancer
Before you talk to your healthcare provider, find out what you can about your family history of prostate cancer. Take this list of questions with you to your next appointment.