Hyde Park Cancer Center
Cancer Prevention and Early Detection for Women
There has been a lot of progress made in cancer research, though the cause of cancer is still unknown. However, many factors that place us at a higher risk for different cancers have been identified. Some factors are beyond our control, though there are many things we still have control over.
On the next page you will find helpful information on the most common cancers that can affect males. A checklist shows what can increase your risk, and a second list shows how you can lower these risks. An early detection column shows ways that can help you detect cancer early, when it is able to be treated most easily. The final column allows you to write room down for your own plan of action to help prevention or detect cancer.
The American Cancer Society recommends that all men get cancer-related checkups as part of a general health visit after age 20. The checkup should include health counseling and, depending on age, might include looking for cancers of the skin, thyroid, mouth, lymph nodes, and testes, as well as diseases other than cancer.
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