Prostate Cancer Canada


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About Us

OUR Organization

VISION

Our vision at Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is to become the global leader in the fight against prostate cancer, earning the enthusiasm and support of Canadians through integrity, compassion, and innovation.

MISSION

Prostate Cancer Canada raises funds for the development of programs related to awareness, public education, advocacy, support of those affected, and research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • We act as the primary support resource for men diagnosed with the disease, and for their families.

  • We are the only national foundation dedicated to the elimination of this disease through research, education, support and awareness.

  • Our logo is a symbol of hope – that we know we will achieve the goal of eliminating prostate cancer, and a symbol of unity – that we can only achieve this when working together.

All positions are based in Toronto Head Office unless otherwise specified.

 


KEY MESSAGES

  • Prostate Cancer Canada invests the generous donations of Canadians towards funding research that will uncover better diagnostic and treatment options, and towards providing comprehensive education and support services for those living with and affected by prostate cancer.
  • Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in men; 1 in 7 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
  • 21,300 expected new cases in 2017.
  • 4,100 estimated deaths in 2017.  
  • Early detection saves lives. When detected early, the survival rate for prostate cancer is over 90%.  
  • Men and their families are encouraged to initiate a shared decision-making process with their doctors regarding prostate cancer.  
  • In agreement with prostate cancer experts, Prostate Cancer Canada advocates for a “smart screening” approach to early detection which takes a man’s personal risk into account, such as age, family history and ethnicity. This involves getting a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test at age 40 to establish a baseline number which is then incorporated into the man’s risk profile to determine when the next PSA test needs to occur.
  • The PSA test is a simple blood test, taken from your arm, that measures the amount of prostate antigen in your blood.
    • Men should get a PSA test in their 40s to establish their baseline.
    • Men at high risk for prostate cancer should talk to their doctor before age 40 about prostate cancer.