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  1. 1. 6 space space Just the fActs, MAn What is Prostate cancer? RIsK The prostate has three functions. It pro- fA c tO R s space duces fluid for semen, which helps move Prostate cancer is the sperm during orgasm; it makes prostate Age: A man’s risk of prostate cancer increases most common cancer specific antigen (PSA), a protein; and it quickly after age 50. However, 80% of all cases space space to afflict Canadian men. helps to control the flow of urine. are diagnosed in men over age 65.About Prostate cancer occurs when cells in the Diet: Men who eat a high-fat, low-fibre dietProstate Cancer Canada is the only 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed prostate start to grow uncontrollably. In have a higher rate of developing prostate can- space general, men with prostate cancer have cer. Saturated fat increases the testosteronenational foundation dedicated to the with the disease during his that may encourage cancer cell growth. several small tumours in the prostate.elimination of prostate cancer through lifetime.research, education, support and environment: Certain occupations present aawareness. Over 90% of prostate cancer In most cases, prostate tumours grow slowly, and it usually takes years for higher risk. Agriculture work is linked to a 40% risk increase due to cancer-causing carcino- EssEntialVision cases are curable if detected and tumours to become large enough to be detectable, and even longer for gens found in some insecticides. informationTo be a global leader in the fight against treated in their earliest stages. them to spread out of the prostate. family history: Ten to 15% of men withprostate cancer, earning the enthusiasm However, a small number of men have prostate cancer have a family history of theand support of Canadians through integ- aggressive prostate cancers that grow disease. The more first-degree relatives (father,rity, compassion and innovation. Those with a family history of and spread quickly. brother) with the disease, the greater the risk. the disease or those of African ethnicity: Risk increases for some ethnicities.Mission or Caribbean descent are at a If left untreated, prostate cancer cells The disease is 65% more common among menTo raise funds for the development greater risk of getting can spread to other parts of the body and produce secondary tumours (me- of African or Caribbean descent (vs. Caucasianof programs related to awareness, prostate cancer. - American men). Diet, genetics and lack ofpublic education, advocacy, support of tastases). At this point, the chances of vitamin D may play roles in these differences.those affected, and research into the a cure are much lower. Prostate cancerprevention, detection, treatment and can spread to any part of the body but Weight: Overweight men are at higher risk. Prostate cancer is turning up common areas include bones and Obese men are 2.5 times more likely to die ofcure of prostate cancer. in men in their 40s. lymph nodes. prostate cancer than men of the same age and the same stage of cancer that are of average weight.
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