Number Two Leading Cause of Death for Men in Alabama
Men are most affected by lung, prostate, colorectal, and skin cancers. According to the American Cancer Association, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among men, mostly due to cigarette smoking. Smoking and secondhand smoke are the leading causes of lung cancer. Lung cancer is treatable. The treatment regime is based on overall health, type and stage of cancer, and the preference of the patient.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and is the second leading cause of cancer death. Early detection of prostate and colorectal cancers begins with knowledge of your family’s medical history. Protection from the sun and annual skin examinations are vital to the prevention of skin cancer.
Page last updated: October 26, 2017