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This booklet is for people who have been diagnosed with advanced cancer and their caregivers. It offers practical information and support to help you get started in caring for yourself and each other as you learn to live with advanced cancer.
Pain Relief: A guide for people with cancer
This booklet was written to help people with cancer understand cancer pain.
Canadian Cancer Statistics 2022: A special report on cancer prevalence
This special report provides estimates of cancer prevalence by cancer type, sex, age, geographic regions, duration, neighbourhood income and urban and rural status for adults and by cancer type for childhood cancers. Past editions and additional information can be found on the Canadian Cancer Statistics webpage at cancer.ca/statistics.
Prostate cancer: Understanding Prostate Cancer
If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, you probably have a lot of questions. What is the prostate? How does prostate cancer develop? What do the grade and stage of cancer mean? Who are the members of my healthcare team? What are the treatment options? This fact sheet helps answer these and other common questions about prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer: Understanding advanced prostate cancer
This fact sheet will help you understand advanced prostate cancer and your treatment options. It explains the difference between locally advanced and metastatic prostate cancer. It also explores the different treatment options. You can use this information to make the decisions that are best for you.
Prostate cancer: Understanding localized prostate cancer
Localized prostate cancer means that the cancer is only in the prostate. The outlook for people diagnosed with localized prostate cancer is good – the 5-year survival rate is close to 100%. This factsheet will help you understand the disease, the risk that it will progress and the treatment options. You can use this information to make the decisions that are best for you.
Prostate cancer: Understanding your options if hormone therapy stops working
Sometimes hormone therapy can stop working against prostate cancer. When this happens, it is called castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). This fact sheet provides information about the different types of CRPC, treatment options and possible side effects. You can use this information to make the decisions that are best for you.
2021 Canadian Cancer Statistics
This year’s publication provides 2021 estimates of cancer incidence and mortality, as well as updated estimates of survival. Past editions and additional information can be found on the Canadian Cancer Statistics webpage at cancer.ca/statistics.
Should I be screened for breast cancer?
Use our tool to help you decide if you should have a mammogram to screen for breast cancer.
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 factsheet explains who is at risk for prostate cancer, the simple tests that can help diagnose it early, and what you can do next. Watch the accompanying video to learn about prostate cancer so you can make the best decisions for you and your loved ones.
Tests to diagnose and monitor prostate cancer
Many different tests are used to diagnose prostate cancer and monitor how the treatment is working. This factsheet explains the different types of tests and the information they provide, including the PSA test, DRE and prostate biopsy, as well as imaging tests such as TRUS, CT scan, MRI, PET and bone scans.
One Step at a Time: Help Someone Quit
This booklet is for friends and family who want to help someone quit smoking.
We're here to help
This brochure provides an overview of some of the services that the Canadian Cancer Society provides for people diagnosed with cancer.
One Step at a Time: You Can Quit
This booklet is for people who smoke and may or may not be ready to quit.
It's My Life! postcard
This postcard promotes our interactive tool that educates Canadians about cancer prevention and empowers them to make lifestyle changes that could reduce their risk of cancer.
It's My Life! Stop cancer before it starts
This poster promotes our interactive tool that educates Canadians about cancer prevention and empowers them to make lifestyle changes that could reduce their risk of cancer.
It's My Life! 10 ways to reduce your cancer risk
This poster promotes our interactive tool that educates Canadians about cancer prevention and lists 10 ways they can reduce their cancer risk. It also provides details about each risk factor.
Understanding your diagnosis
The introductory information in this brochure can help you and your family take the first steps in learning about liver cancer.