Wayne Gates MPP for Niagara Falls, Fort Erie & Niagara-on-the-Lake

Government of Ontario

Coverage for PSA Testing


To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario,

WHEREAS prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men;

WHEREAS it is estimated that in 2019, 22,900 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 4,100 men will die from prostate cancer;

WHEREAS the PSA test, a test that measures the amount of prostate specific antigen (PSA) in the blood, is considered the best test for prostate cancer at early stages before other symptoms appear, and can detect prostate cancer when the survival rate is close to 100%;

WHEREAS leading experts on prostate cancer, such as Prostate Cancer Canada, endorse the Ontario government covering the PSA test;

We the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to ensure that Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) testing is covered under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan for all eligible residents of Ontario.

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