Jack Layton diagnosed with prostate cancer
Jack Layton says he will remain NDP leader despite being diagnosed with prostate cancer late last year.
Layton made the announcement at a Toronto news conference.
According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation B.C., it's the second leading cause of cancer deaths for men, with a fatality rate of 25 percent. The best way to prevent it is through early detection.
Layton says he will fight the disease, which also afflicted his father Robert, a former Progressive Conservative cabinet minister.