Staying at a healthy weight, eating well, being active, not smoking, and limiting alcohol use all might help lower your risk of colon cancer.
Colon cancer almost always starts with a polyp – a small growth on the lining of the colon or rectum.
Smoking is responsible for 80% of all lung cancer deaths in the US.
Smoking is also linked to many other types of cancer and causes other tobacco-related diseases, too, such as heart disease, bronchitis, stroke, and emphysema.
The American Cancer Society can help you learn more about the cancers that men are most at risk for, as well as how to find these cancers early.The tests used today can often find prostate cancer, but many times they can’t tell if the cancer is truly dangerous.Finding and treating slow-growing cancers that are not dangerous to your health can lead to treatment side effects that you might not want, such as problems with your sex life or trouble controlling your urine.Research further has shown that smoking significantly reduces the life expectancy of HIV-positive men who have the virus under control.Smoking is common in bars and clubs where gay and bisexual men may socialize.