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Ride for Dad – Join Us!

  • June 8, 2016
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Did you know that prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer amongst Canadian men?

It usually affects men over 40. At Altruck, we want to help find a cure for this disease. That’s why we sponsor and ride with others at two TELUS Ride for Dad – Golden Horseshoe and Grand Valley. Please join us!

Ride a motorcycle? Then join us for a fun-filled day of riding with a lunch, poker run, prizes and much more, all while helping to fight prostate cancer.

Don’t ride? Register as a virtual champion, pledge a rider, or make a donation to our fight against prostate cancer! All donations of $20 or more are tax receipted. Please click here to make a donation.


Early detection is the key – Chances for treating prostate cancer successfully, increase if it is found and treated early. So, please talk to your doctor about testing to find prostate cancer early, especially if you are in the high-risk groups listed below:

  • Over 50 years old: Risk increases starting at age 50. Prostate Cancer Canada recommends that men in their 40s get a PSA test to establish their baseline. If you think you are at increased risk, talk to your doctor before age 40.
  • Have a family history: Your risk is higher if your father or brother has or had prostate cancer. Your risk increases with each additional first-degree relative who has the disease.
  • African or Caribbean: It is more common among men in these ethnic groups.
  • Overweight or have unhealthy eating habits: Maintain a healthy weight – Practice regular exercise and eat a nutritious diet to reduce your risk. Men who eat a low-fibre, high-fat diet are more likely to develop prostate cancer. Saturated fats may increase testosterone production and promote the growth of prostate cancer cells.

Here is a partial list of common signs and symptoms of prostate cancer:

  • Urgent need to urinate
  • Frequent urination, especially at night
  • Burning or pain when urinating
  • Inability to urinate or difficulty starting or stopping urine flow
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Blood in the urine or semen

Symptoms are not always present especially in the early stages of prostate cancer. Please talk to your doctor or health provider for a complete list or to get tested.


Here is an infographic from prostatecancer.ca that shows some stats. Please visit the site for more information on prostate cancer. 


2015-Prostate Cancer Stats


 

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