The Risk Factors Of Lung Cancer In Canadian Men

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Cancer physically affects men and women all the same, however the types of cancer that occur more often in men are different than in women. The five most commonly diagnosed cancers in Canadian men are prostate, lung, colorectal, bladder and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The risk factors are as varied as the symptoms and treatments. The most diagnosed cancer in Canadian men is prostate cancer claiming 24.5% of all male cancer diagnoses. It is accountable for 10% of all male cancer related deaths making it the third most fatal. Family history is the only proven risk factor, if a first degree relative has been diagnosed the chances of diagnoses goes up. As well, males of African descent have a higher occurrence. There can be no symptoms early due to …show more content…
Collectively it accounts for 13.8% of all cancers diagnosed in men in Canada. That equates to 1/12 chance of diagnoses in a

males lifetime. Since the mid 1980 's lung cancer rates have fallen as the number of smokers has decreased. The main risk factor in acquiring it is smoking, as well as second hand smoke and asbestos exposure. Some signs and symptoms include a worsening cough, chest pain, shortness of breath and blood in sputum. Treatment can involve surgery to remove early stage non-small cell Lung Cancer all the way to complete lung removal. In both types, lymph nodes are removed. The third most diagnosed cancer in Canadian men is colorectal cancer(CRC). It is responsible for 13.8% of all cancers and is the second most fatal for men. Risk factors depend on where in the colon or rectum the cancer exists. Family history of CRC, previous diagnoses of CRC, men with IBS and middle aged men have the highest risk. In the early stages, CRC can show no signs due to the amount of room it has to grow. Some men have symptoms such as a change in bowel habits, abdominal discomfort, fatigue re-occurring UTI 's and anemia. Late stage symptoms become more intense and include jaundice, loss of appetite, and severe abdominal pain. Surgery can involve the removal of a polyp or removal of the entire colon, rectum and pelvic organs. Chemotherapy and radiation are also
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It is responsible for 6.1% of all cancers in men and once diagnosed there is a 1 in 206 chance that it will not be survived. Smoking is the leading cause of bladder cancer, but working with

carcinogenic chemicals and exposure to polluted air also increases the risk. Early signs and symptoms are blood urine, increase in frequency and urgency to urinate, not able to urinate and burning and pain while urinating. If not diagnosed early on, late stage symptoms can include loss of appetite, weight loss, fever, intense pain in lower abdomen. Treatments vary in accordance to the stage at time of diagnoses, grade of tumour, and where it is located. Surgeries can remove a tumour or if needed, full bladder removal or urinary diversion if removal is not an option. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is cancer in the lymphocytes and is accountable for 4.4% of male cancer diagnoses and 3.6% of all cancers deaths in Canadian men. It is the fifth most common cancer in Canadian men. There is no single cause for NHL, but chances of getting it increases with age. Weakened immune systems and immunodeficiency and autoimmune disorders also heighten ones ' risk. Swollen lymph nodes, skin rashes and fatigue are some symptoms, but location of NHL is indicator as to signs and symptoms. Some treatments would include chemotherapy, biological, radiation therapy and sometimes

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