Increased awareness about cancer risk can encourage men to take more active roles in preventing disease and detecting and treating problems early. It can also help you make an informed decision about cancer screening and prevention strategies. This blog can be an opportunity to remind yourself or the men in your life that the risk of cancer can be reduced with a healthy lifestyle. Here are the most common cancers men suffer from and some steps to reduce their risk.
- Oral Cancer
Oral cancer, also well-known as mouth cancer, is a cancer of the lining of the lips, mouth, or upper throat. It is leading cancer in men in India. In the mouth, it most generally begins as a painless white patch, which thickens, develops red patches, an ulcer, and continues to grow. Chewing Betel and tobacco is identified to be a major risk factor for developing oral cancer. In India, chewing tobacco and betel are common and hence, oral cancer contributes up to 40% of all cancers. Quitting tobacco or avoiding it can be the best option to reduce oral cancer risk.
- Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is one of the top cancer risks for men and the probability of getting prostate cancer rises with the increase with age. Most of the prostate cancers are detected in men 60 years and older.
We at MPCT Hospital encourage men who are concerned and interested in early detection to get screened at the age of 45 for future comparison depending on their medical & family history. This will help to determine the screening frequency and treatment moving forward. The evaluation of a prostate cancer screening test result is done on an individual basis considering man’s age, family history, life expectancy, previous test results, etc. Our Prostate cancer experts in Mumbai encourage men to discuss the pros and cons of an early prostate cancer diagnosis before undergoing any screening test for prostate cancer.
- Lung Cancer
Smoking is the foremost cause of all lung cancer in men. Abandoning smoking or simply never starting it is the best way to reduce your risk of lung cancer. Screening for lung cancer with low dose PET CT Scan is available at MPCT cancer hospital, for men with certain lung cancer risk factors including men who have certain years of smoking history. Get in touch with our oncology department to know more about early diagnosis and treatment for lung cancer in Mumbai.
- Colorectal Cancer
Cancer of the colon or rectum is also known as colorectal cancer is also one of the most common cancer in men and is often preventable with early diagnosis and screening. Early detection is the best remedy to treat colorectal cancer successfully. Our expert colorectal oncologist in Mumbai recommend colonoscopy for patients without any symptoms and who are considered at average risk based on their medical history. MPCT Cancer Hospital also offers other cancer screening test, to know more about your screening options speak to our experts. Avoiding processed meat, Limiting alcohol consumption, quitting smoking, regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle are some ways to reduce your risk of colorectal cancer.
Take a proactive approach by visiting MPCT Cancer Hospital in Mumbai to get your personalized screening and recommendations to reduce and control your cancer risks. Screening tests can find diseases early when they are easier to treat. Speak to our oncology experts about your cancer risk and when you should schedule a cancer screening