Cancer may develop in anyone, but historically, cancer is diagnosed in men more often than women. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that one in two men and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime.
Men are more at risk of developing and dying of cancer than women; it’s essential to keep a close eye on your body and health to monitor symptoms. Cancer becomes more and more likely as the body’s defense mechanisms slowly break down with age.
Early detection is essential, as cancers found while still small are easier to treat and more likely to be survivable. There are several organs in the reproductive system of people born male that may become cancerous and cause specific symptoms.
Read more to learn about the cancers that impact men, the symptoms and the tips to help you lower your risk from the experts at Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
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