Cancer In Men
Whilst cancer in men is commonly regarded predominantly
as an age related condition, it can occur at any age.
According to 2004 NIH statistics, cancer accounts for
over 42% of male mortality over age 65.
The most common cancers suffered by men are:
- Prostate cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- This spot is shared according to race:
Source:United States Cancer Statistics
Prostate cancer is most common in men older than 50.
You also may be at increased risk for prostate cancer
- You are black.
- Your father or brother has had prostate cancer.
Tests such as a PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood
test or a digital rectal exam can help detect prostate
cancer, but these tests also have risks. They sometimes
have false positive results, which may lead to avoidable
anxiety and unnecessary biopsies and treatment. It is
not yet clear whether these tests save lives.
On Prostate Cancer
Lung cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to
treat. It metastasizes [spreads] very early to any organ
of the body. Organs most likekly to developed
secondary cancers are adrenal glands, liver, brain,
Lung cancer in men is widely associated with smoking.
A particularly invasive type of lung cancer is mesothelioma
[ caused from working in asbestos environments].
NOTE: The lung is also a very common site for metastasis
from tumors in other parts of the body. These cancer
metastases are made up of the same type of cells as
the original, or primary, tumor. For example, if prostate
cancer spreads via the bloodstream to the lungs, it
is metastatic prostate cancer in the lung and is not
On Lung Cancer
Colorectal cancer is a malignant tumor arising from
the inner wall of the large intestine, the colon or
Whilst most colorectal cancers develop from polyps,
they are also known to be heredity and associated with
long standing ulcerative colitis. Removing colon polyps
can prevent colorectal cancer.
Colon polyps and early cancer can have no symptoms,
hence regular examination is important, using barium
enema and colonoscopy. And suspicious findings are confirmed
with biopsy. Surgery is the most common treatment for
On Colorectal Cancer
The wall of the bladder is lined with cells called
transitional cells and squamous cells. Over 90 percent
of bladder cancers begin in the transitional cells [transitional
Cancer can begin as a superficial tumor, then grow
through the lining and into the muscular wall of the
bladder. It is then known as invasive bladder cancer.
From here it may also extend into the prostate and abdominal
wall. Cancer that has spread in this fashion usually
also invade the lymph nodes, from where it can spread
[metastasize] throughout the body.
The cause of bladder cancer is not as well understood
as many other cancers, other than age, smoking, sex,
race are all factors.
Symptoms of bladder cancer include: Common symptoms
of bladder cancer include:
- Blood in the urine (making the urine slightly rusty
to deep red),
- Pain during urination, and
- Frequent urination, or feeling the need to urinate
These symptoms are also common to other illnesses so
it pays to seek professional advice at any sign of the
Oral cancer includes cancers of the lip, tongue, pharynx,
and mouth. Most oral cancers occur in people older than
40 who use tobacco or alcohol. People who are in the
sun a lot are at risk for cancer of the lip.
You can help prevent oral cancer by not smoking or
abusing alcohol. If you are outdoors a lot, use a sun
block on your lips.
If you chew or smoke tobacco or abuse alcohol, you
may want your dentist to examine your mouth for signs
of oral cancer during your regular dental checkup.
Stomach cancer, [gastric cancer] affects 24,000
people in the United States each year.
Stomach cancer can develop in any part of the stomach
and can spread throughout the stomach and to other organs.
It can spread along the stomach wall into the esophagus
or small intestine and also extend through the stomach
wall to nearby lymph nodes. Once stomach cancer enters
the lymph nodes it can then spread to other organs such
as the liver, pancreas, and colon and further metastasize
to the lungs.
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