Saturday, May 28, 2011

Motorcycle Ride for Dad



 Prostate Cancer Facts

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian men. It generally affects men over 40 years of age. Successful treatment depends on early detection. In the longer term, research into improved diagnosis, treatment and prevention will further improve our capacity to deal with this disease.

Quick facts

  • Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian men
  • It is estimated that over 24,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in Canada this year alone (2010)
  • 4,300 men will die of this disease in Canada this year
  • One in seven Canadian men will develop prostate cancer during his lifetime
  • On average, 470 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer every week


Most of the time, prostate cancer does not initially cause symptoms. By the time symptoms do occur, the disease may have spread beyond the prostate. Symptoms of prostate cancer may include the following:
  • Inability to urinate
  • Difficulty starting or stopping the flow of urine
  • Needing to urinate often, especially at night
  • Weak flow of urine
  • Urine flow that starts and stops
  • Pain or burning during urination
  • Difficulty having an erection
  • Blood in the urine or semen
  • Frequent pain in the lower back, hips, or upper thighs
Although these symptoms can be symptoms of cancer, they are much more likely to be caused by noncancerous conditions. It is important that men speak to their doctor.
Prostate cancer often has no symptoms in its earliest, most treatable phase – early detection through annual exams is the key to saving lives, men need to talk to their doctors about getting checked. The Motorcycle Ride For Dad gives them a reason to.

Brenda and I will be volunteering at the Leamington, ON. stop of the ride at the Rhine Danube club, where we will be stamping the riders cards. Be sure to stop by and say HI! We look forward to seeing all the riders Sunday May, 29th. We will be there from 11am till approximately 3pm, have a great ride!

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