Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian men.
On average, 58 Canadian men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and 11 Canadian men die from prostate cancer every day. That’s a lot of men! To put that into perspective, 1 in 7 Canadian men will be diagnosed with Prostate cancer in their LIFETIME.
What is the prostate anyways?
Prostate cancer starts in the, you guessed it, prostate. The prostate is a walnut-shaped gland in a male’s reproductive system that is vital to help secrete fluids. So basically it regulates your urine flow and produces semen. Now do you see why this little walnut shaped gland is so important?
Did you know…
The most commonly known risk factor of prostate cancer is age. Your risk increases as you get older, which is why prostate cancer mostly affects men over the age of 50. BUT did you also know that family history and ethnicity can also be risk factors? You have a higher risk of prostate cancer if a first-degree relative, like a father or brother, has had prostate cancer. Also, black men have a higher chance of developing prostate cancer.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle!
Regular exercise and a nutritious diet are important to overall well-being, which also means it can help you prevent cancer. So put down those rare steaks and quit smoking! Exercise, maintain your weight, and eating healthy is the way to go.
Good news, it’s treatable!
If the cancer is detected early on, most men will not experience any symptoms. This means that it is important to get screened regularly! This way, if you do develop prostate cancer, the appropriate action can be taken. Prostate cancer is 100% treatable.
For more information on prostate cancer, check out Experts on Call with Dr. Sannoufi.
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