Cancer in Men
June is men’s health month. We want to take the time to educate you on important facts regarding your health, or the health of the men in your life.
What types of Cancer are more prominent in men?
Besides the obvious, Prostate Cancer, Lung, Bladder and Kidney cancer have high case rates in Men.
Lung Cancer is the #2 most common cancer in men. 25% of cancer deaths are because of lung cancer. There were 1.8 million new cases in 2012, and 1.6 million deaths.
Preventing Lung Cancer
The biggest offender for Lung Cancer is smoking cigarettes. If you’re a tobacco user, your odds of getting lung cancer are increased thirty-fold. Getting regular screening for lung cancer is also important. Learn more about our Lung Cancer Screening and SafeCT Scans here ⇒
Bladder cancer is #4 on the list of the most common cancers in men. It’s estimated that about 56,000 men will be diagnosed with bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is preventable. However, if not treated early, bladder cancer can spread to lymph nodes of the pelvis, abdomen or even the neck.
Preventing Bladder Cancer
A mentioned, while risk of bladder cancer can increase from family history and other genetic factors, age and smoking are the two biggest risk factors. Most men diagnosed are over the age of 70, but smoking can increase your risk at any age. Quitting smoking can help significantly reduce your chances of getting bladder cancer (and lung cancer, which is #2 on the most common cancers in men list)
Lastly, kidney cancer, also known as renal cancer, is #6 on the list. About 39,000 cases of kidney cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men. Most cases of kidney cancer first appear in the lining of small tubes in the kidney called tubules. Luckily, most of the time this is found before it spreads. Most men diagnosed are 60 or older.
Preventing Kidney Cancer
Two big risk factors for kidney cancer are smoking and obesity. If you quit smoking and try to live a healthier lifestyle (being more active, eating more rich fruits and vegetables and less fatty meats) can greatly reduce your chances of getting kidney cancer.
Radiologists near Edison, NJ
In light of men’s health month, getting screened with your local radiologist to screen for cancer may be a good idea. Discuss your options with your urologist and schedule an appointment with us:
- Call us at (732) 574-1414