VIDEO: Men's health and prostate cancer

The late NDP leader Jack Layton said in his farewell letter to Canadians that treatments for cancer "have never been better." In a special report for The National, CBC News health reporter Kelly Crowe tests that statement, particularly as it applies to prostate cancer, the first type of cancer Layton had to fight.

CBC's Kelly Crowe tests late NDP leader Jack Layton's assertion that treatments have never been better

Jack Layton's illness brought national attention to prostate cancer, a disease that affects 25,000 Canadian men each year, Kelly Crowe reports. 4:01

The late NDP leader Jack Layton said in his farewell letter to Canadians that treatments for cancer "have never been better." In a special report for The National, CBC News health reporter Kelly Crowe puts that statement to the test, particularly as it applies to prostate cancer, the first type of cancer Layton had to fight. She visits a support group called Man to Man and examines how men are coping with the disease.