Let’s Talk About Health Matters – Minding Your Well-Being – Common Cancers Affecting Men

All In 4 Health: #Allin4health #health4all #minding your wellbeing #healthawareness By Dr T. W Ngwenya Changamire The most common cancers affecting men in our region are Prostate cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Testicular cancer. Breast cancer although not as common in men compared to women also affects men. Our article on breast cancer explained who is at risk, how it presents and the importance of conducting routine monthly examination of the breast. This is crucial for both men and women. This aids in early detection and we can save more lives. Cancer is a condition where cells in the body begin to grow and replicate rapidly. This abnormal growth in cells can affect any part of the body. The normal process of replication entails that cells undergoing replication should go through certain checkpoints. These checkpoints ensure that cells replicate correctly to produce normal functioning cells. When these checkpoints fail, cells begin to replicate in a disorganised manner leading to cancer.

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