There are health conditions that only affect men, such as prostate cancer and low testosterone. Many of the major health risks that men face, such as colon cancer or heart disease, can be prevented and treated with early diagnosis. When these diseases are found early they are easier to treat. It is important to have regular checkups and screenings tests.
June is Men's Health Month. The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. For more information, see the Men's Health Month website.
Cancer and Men
Every year, cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. With early detection and treatment, more men who are diagnosed with cancer can survive each year.
Healthy Living for Men
CDC provides publications, tip sheets, men's health data, and screening information on a variety of health issues related to men's health.
Men's Health: MedlinePlus
NIH provides overviews, current news, and prevention/screening information on specific conditions related to men's health to include cancer, low testosterone, depression, and more.
Exercise May Lower Risk of Death for Men with Prostate Cancer ScienceDaily (Jan 2011)
A new study of men with prostate cancer finds that physical activity is associated with a lower risk of overall mortality and of death due to prostate cancer. (Journal of Clinical Oncology)