To help raise cancer awareness for men during Men’s Health Month, and as Father’s Day approaches, here’s an overview of the facts, statistics and risk factors for the 3 most common types of cancer in men.
#1: Prostate Cancer
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in males across the U.S.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) says that “about 1 in every 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.” And, this type of cancer primarily occurs in older men as the average age of diagnosis is 66 years-old.
The risk factors associated with prostate cancer include:
For helpful diet and lifestyle prostate cancer prevention tips for men, click to read our article here.
#2: Lung Cancer
This form of cancer in men is the second most common type of cancer diagnosed, according to the CDC. Lung cancer is also the deadliest form of cancer, accounting for nearly 27% of all cancer deaths annually for both men and women, according to the ACS.
Common lung cancer risk factors include:
To learn more about lung cancer, click to read our article here.
#3: Colorectal Cancer
According to the CDC, colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer among males in the U.S.
Risk factors for colorectal cancer include:
To learn more about the facts on colorectal cancer and prevention tips, click here.
And, to help prevent any of these types of cancer in men, a few things you can try to do is to quit smoking (if you are a smoker), maintain a healthy diet and manage your weight through healthy habits and exercise. For more cancer prevention tips, you can read our articles here.
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