The Top 10 Cancers Affecting Men

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Although both men and women are equally susceptible to the nuisance of cancer, certain cancers are more commonly found in men than women. According to the statistic by the American Cancer society, Cancer is predicted to claim the lives of almost 310,000 men in the United States. The only way to mitigate the risk of death is early diagnosis and timely treatment. Here is a list of the 10 most common cancers found in men and how certain changes to your lifestyle might diminish your risks of falling prey to this debilitating ailment:
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1.Prostate Cancer

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By far, the most common cancer found in American men is the prostate cancer. In fact, in 2004 alone prostate Cancer accounted for more than 233,000 of the 855,000 cancer diagnoses in men. As compared to Caucasian and Asian men, African-American men are more susceptible to prostate cancer. Steps to keep prostate cancer at bay include being physically active, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, and following a diet devoid of processed meats and high fat dairy products. While the exact causes of Prostate cancer are unknown, research has shown that certain risk factors are associated with the disease:

Race: Black
Age: 55 or older
Family history of prostate cancer, especially brother or father
A high-fat diet

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