How Much Do You Know About
1. Men are
at a higher lifetime risk of developing cancer in general than women.
For information on some specific cancers,
see the Cancer Research's
2. Half of
cancer deaths are accounted for by cancers for which there are screenings.
for important details on specific
cancer screening tests.
grapefruits and watermelons, can reduce the risk of Prostate Cancer.
In fact, there's evidence
that even tomatoes
and guava consumption,
may also reduce a man's risk
of Prostate Cancer;
they all have lycopene in
Higher intake of this substance,
which is an antioxidant,
helps to reduce the risk.
At least two studies have
an increase intake of selenium,
a mineral found in a diet
of, meat, fish, grains and beans,
may decrease Prostate
In addition, as men age,
selenium levels go down and
risk rates go up.
A Finnish study, designed
to examine lung cancer risk in smokers,
inadvertently turned up evidence,
suggesting that added vitamin E,
may reduce the risk of Prostate
a person gets cancer, has more to do with family history, than age.
It's believed, that inherited
account for less than 10 percent
Although individual Americans
are at a higher
risk of developing most cancers,
if someone in their family
has had cancer,
Americans tend to overestimate
and underestimate age as cancer
Age is the most important
in determining one's risk
A lack of awareness about
can lead older Americans to
neglect proper preventive measures,
and tests for early cancer
5. The majority
of Cervical Cancers, are NOT related to sexual contact.
More than 90 percent of Cervical
6. A non-smoker
living in a heavily polluted city, has the same chance of getting Lung
Cancer, as a smoker living in a city with little or no pollution.
are attributable to sexually
Learn the basics of prevention
treatment of cervical
Smoking puts you at much higher
risk for Lung Cancer,
are more likely to develop cancer, than persons of any other racial or
than merely living in a polluted
For comprehensive information
on quitting smoking.
see the American Cancer Society's
fact sheet on cancer in minorities.
of all cancers are related to lifestyle.
It's estimated that two-thirds
of all fatal cancers,
are related to lifestyle factors
such as smoking,
poor diet and inadequate physical
9. Men over
40, are at a greater risk of developing Testicular Cancer.
In fact, younger men are at
of developing testicular cancer.
For the basics on testicular
men get Prostate Cancer, than any other cancer, except Skin Cancer.
Check out Prostate
Cancer statistics at the
and Rectum Cancer, kills about the same mumber of men and women.
cancer, is the third most common form of cancer,
and the third most deadly
for both men and women.
In 1998, 28,800 women, and
died of colon and rectum cancer.
Americans die from Lung Cancer, than any other cancer.
For details on lung cancer
go to the National
of all Non-skin Cancers, are directly related to diet.
It's estimated that one-third
of all non-skin
one-third of Breast Cancers, are hereditary.
cancer deaths, are related
For more on preventing cancer
Guidelines for Preventing Cancer.
Most researchers believe,
that about only 10 percent
of breast cancers,
are linked to inherited