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Prostate Cancer

Who's at Risk? Although there is no single cause of prostate cancer, those above the age of 65 may be at a higher risk, as well as those with a family history of prostate cancer. Men 50 years of age and older should talk to their doctor about early detection.

Prostate cancer can be found by doing one of two tests:

Some symptoms of prostate cancer include:

  • need to urinate often
  • weak or decreased urine stream
  • intense need to urinate
  • difficulty in starting or stopping urine flow
  • inability to urinate

Don't ignore the symptoms. Talk to your doctor!

Additional Information

Learn more about the early detection of prostate cancer from the Canadian Cancer Society and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

Date of creation: January 21, 2013
Last modified on: May 2, 2017

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1Canadian Cancer Society. (2012). Prostate Cancer. Retrieved from
2Middlesex London Health Status Resource. (2012). Key Findings. Retrieved from