Publications

Our publications provide reliable information in plain language on a range of topics, such as understanding your cancer diagnosis, types of cancer treatments, ways to reduce your cancer risk and living with cancer.

All publications are available in English and French and some are also available in Chinese.

Publications are available online or you can order copies of certain titles through our Cancer Information Helpline at 1-888-939-3333 (toll-free) or info@cancer.ca.

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Our publications

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Should I get tested for prostate cancer?
This brochure will help you understand 2 tests that are used to find prostate cancer early: the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test and digital rectal exam (DRE). It also describes the risks for prostate cancer.
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Prostate Cancer: From diagnosis to follow-up
This booklet takes you through the basics of prostate cancer, treatment options and coping with the disease during and after treatment.
Understanding your options if hormone therapy stops working
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.
Understanding advanced 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.
Understanding localized prostate cancer
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.
What you need to know about prostate 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.
Test to diagnose and monitor prostate cancer
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.
Cover of Should I get screened for prostate cancer? available to download.
Should I get screened for prostate cancer?
What you should know about the PSA test