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:
 
Digital Rectal
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Imaging
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Grading Staging
 

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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Honouring dad this Father’s Day the Canadian way: In plaid

TORONTO, ON – (May 8, 2018) – Plaid replaces business-casual on Friday, June 15 as hundreds of thousands of Canadians don the iconic Canadian attire all to honour dad and end prostate cancer.
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The Finger – A tried and true method to save lives

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Landmark study links tumour evolution to prostate cancer severity

Toronto (April 19, 2018) – Findings from Canadian Prostate Cancer Genome Network (CPC-GENE) researchers and their collaborators, published today in Cell, show that the aggressiveness of an individual prostate cancer can be accurately assessed by looking at how that tumour has evolved.
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