This September, let’s turn awareness into action

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Since Prostate Cancer Canada was created in 1994, the death rate from prostate cancer has dropped by half. Other encouraging news is that if it is detected early, survival is now close to 100 per cent. But if detected late – 3 of 4 men will die.

In September - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - we asked you to get the men in your lives talking about the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test with their doctor and make an informed decision about the best testing approach for them.

How did awareness increase?

We shared some shocking survey findings with you and the rest of Canada: an estimated 1.5 million Canadian men are not seeking early testing through the PSA test. Canadians are listening. With the help of news media across Canada, we got the word out to hundreds of thousands of Canadians over television and radio!

You can watch a video of our own Dr. Stuart Edmonds speak with CTV about what these findings mean, and why early detection is so important.
 
 

We also spread our message to readers of the Globe and Mail with a four-part series about prostate cancer, testing and treatments. You can read the first two articles below. Keep an eye out for the second half of the series, set to hit newsstands and online in October.

Prostate cancer’s changing landscape
Personalizing treatment for every man with prostate cancer
 

$2 million invested in new research


Canadian prostate cancer research leaders received nearly $2 million to accelerate discoveries to save and improve men’s lives. Prostate Cancer Canada and Movember awarded the funds through the Discovery Grant program to support new and innovative research.
Read more about the announcement.
 

What can I do to take care of my prostate health after Awareness Month?
Get informed, talk to your doctor

  1. Read about the PSA test for early detection
  2. Understand your risk factors: Are you a black man? Do you have a family history of prostate cancer? Your risk increases as you get older, especially after 50
  3. Talk to your doctor about the right testing approach for you. Ask these questions:
    1. What is my risk of developing prostate cancer?
    2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of being tested for prostate cancer?
    3. Should I have a PSA test and a digital rectal exam?
    4. What happens if my PSA levels are high? Do I have another PSA test or other tests?
    5. What happens if my PSA levels are normal? When should I get tested again?
  4. Join the conversation to spread the message about prostate cancer – especially the importance of early detection. Follow Prostate Cancer Canada on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram

Sharing knowledge at event

 

Wake Up Call Breakfast

Thank you to everyone who has joined us for an unforgettable morning to raise funds for research in the fight against prostate cancer so far. Wake Up Call Breakfasts have already taken place in Saint John and Toronto. We look forward to seeing others soon in Vancouver, Halifax and Moncton.

Please join us in making the 2019 series the best one yet! Get tickets in your city today! Find out more.

 



 


Celebrity Battle of the BBQ

 

Thank you to everyone who joined top chefs at Celebrity Battle of the BBQ presented by Hill Street Beverage Company on September 21st.






 


The Annual EXACT Yorkville Run



Special thanks to everyone who joined us at the EXACT Yorkville Run on September 8th to support the 1 in 7 Canadian men and their families who will face a prostate cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. We truly appreciate your tireless efforts to help us raise funds for prostate cancer awareness, research, support, and education!














 

The 13th Annual Cruisin' for a Cure Canada

Big thanks to everyone who joined us on Sunday, September 8th for Cruisin' for a Cure Canada at Brampton's Powerade Centre! As always, all rods, customs, muscle and classic cars, as well as trucks, motorcycles and snowmobiles were on displaywith net proceeds being donated to Prostate Cancer Canada

See pictures from the event: https://bit.ly/2kjAI4c





 

 


 

 

Thank you to our generous Partners

 

Hill Street Beverage Company








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