Testing and Diagnosis

Regular testing increases the likelihood of cancer being detected at an early stage when there are more treatment options and the chance of cure is highest. Explore these areas to learn about testing and diagnosis for prostate cancer:
 
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The PSA Test

The PSA test is a simple blood test, taken from the arm, which measures the amount of PSA (prostate-specific antigen) protein in the blood. Higher levels of PSA may indicate the presence of cancer, but can also be an indicator of other prostate conditions. Explore the tabs on the left to learn more about PSA testing.
 
 


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PCC Spotlight
Canadians Encouraged to Wear Plaid for Dad before Father's Day

TORONTO, ON -- (May 17, 2017) -- Wednesday morning will mark the launch of Canada's third annual Plaid for Dad campaign in support of prostate cancer research.
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The Alternatives

Many men are still uncomfortable with getting their prostates checked, but what are the alternatives?
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Prostate Cancer Canada encouraged by growing political support for PSA test coverage in BC

Vancouver BC - April 11, 2017 - Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) applauds the first provincial party in BC to announce their commitment to cover the cost of PSA (prostate-specific antigen) tests for men when ordered by a physician.
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