- Stay away from tobacco.
- Stay at a healthy weight.
- Get moving with regular physical activity.
- Eat healthy with plenty of fruits and vegetables.
- Limit how much alcohol you drink (if you drink at all).
- Protect your skin.
- Know yourself, your family history, and your risks.
- Have regular check-ups and cancer screening tests.
- About 1 man in 6 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
- Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. About 1 man in 36 will die of prostate cancer.
- An estimated 238,590 new cases of prostate cancer will occur in the US during 2013.
- Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men aside from skin cancer.
- Prostate cancer incidence rates are 70% higher in African Americans than in whites.
- From 2005 to 2009, incidence rates have decreased by 1.9% per year, in large part reflecting changes in prostate cancer screening with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test.
- Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women.
- An estimated 73,680 men will be diagnosed with colon cancer in the US during 2013.
- It can take as many as 10 to 15 years for a polyp to develop into colorectal cancer. Regular screenings can prevent many cases of colorectal cancer altogether by finding and removing certain types of polyps before they have the chance to turn into cancer.
- Beginning at age 50, men and women who are at average risk for developing colorectal cancer should begin screening.
- The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2013, about 370 men will die of testicular cancer.
- In the United States, the rate of testicular cancer has been increasing
- Testicular cancer can affect males of any age, but almost half of cases of are found in men between the ages of 20 and 34.
(American Cancer Society www.cancer.org)