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Cancer and Men

Melanoma Deaths Higher for Men

Invasive Cancer Incidence and Survival — United States, 2011
By cancer site, rates were highest for cancers of the prostate (128 per 100,000 men), female breast (122 per 100,000 women), lung and bronchus (61 per 100,000 persons), and colon and rectum (40 per 100,000 persons).

Previous Years

Know the Benefits & Harms of Prostate Cancer Screening Tests
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Ask your doctor about the potential benefits and harms of prostate cancer screening tests.

Cancer and Men
Every year, cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. There are ways to reduce the risk of some of the most common types of cancer in men.

CDC Launches Effort to Protect Cancer Patients from Infections
CDC’s Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients program is a comprehensive initiative focusing on providing information, action steps, and tools for patients, their families, and their health care providers to reduce the risk of life-threatening infections during chemotherapy treatment.

Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
Colorectal cancer affects both men and women of all racial and ethnic groups, and is most often found in people aged 50 years or older. When colorectal cancer is found early and treated, the 5-year relative survival rate is 90%.

Lung Cancer
More people die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. This is true for both men and women, although death rates among men are higher than rates among women in the United States.

Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States. Risk factors include age, family history, and race. Learn more.

Prostate Cancer: Should You Get Screened?
In this podcast, a listener wants to know if he should be screened for prostate cancer.

Easy Read Prostate Cancer Awareness
All men are at risk for prostate cancer but older age, race, and family history may increase risk. Learn about the risks and benefits of prostate cancer screening.

Easy Read Prostate Cancer Screening: A Decision Guide
This guide provides basic information and encourages men to decide whether screening is the right choice for them. Also available: Spanish: La detección del cáncer de próstata: Una guía para hispanos and Prostate Cancer Screening: A Decision Guide for African Americans

Protect Your Skin
While you enjoy the outdoors this summer, protect yourself from skin cancer by seeking shade, wearing sunglasses, a hat, and sun-protective clothing, and using sunscreen.

Rates for New Cancer Cases and Deaths by Race/Ethnicity and Sex
CDC and its partners monitor trends in cancer incidence (diagnosis) and mortality (deaths) to identify which groups are affected disproportionately. Health disparities are differences in the incidence, prevalence, and mortality of a disease and the related adverse health conditions that exist among specific population groups. Disparities affect many populations, including racial and ethnic minorities, residents of rural areas, women, children and adolescents, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

Rates of New Lung Cancer Cases
Among men, black men were diagnosed with lung cancer most often, followed by white, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic men. Overall, 82.7 out of every 100,000 men were told they had lung cancer in 2006.

Statistics: Cancer among Men
This web page summarizes the latest statistics on cancer diagnosis and mortality among men of various racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Sunburn and Sun Protective Behaviors Among Adults Aged 18–29 Years — United States, 2000–2010
Among men, wearing long clothing to the ankles was the most common protective behavior reported in 2010, followed by staying in the shade and using sunscreen.

Top 10 Cancers Among Men
Men can reduce their risk for some of the most common cancers by avoiding smoking and receiving regular colorectal cancer screening tests starting at age 50.

U.S. Cancer Statistics
The three most common cancers among men are cancers of the lung, prostate, and colon. Learn more.

Using Science to Reduce the Burden of Cancer
Death rates from all cancers combined for men, women, and children continued to decrease in the United States between 2004 and 2008. The overall rate of new cancer cases, also known as incidence, among men decreased by an average of 0.6% per year between 2004 and 2008.

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