Men and women tend to take very different approaches to their health care. Women generally seek routine care for gynecology issues and childbearing. On the other hand, most men don’t typically have a pressing need for regular health care once they leave the pediatrician. But self-awareness and preventive action are essential in detecting many diseases...Continue reading
Intense rigor and standards make up the core values of scientific research and medical progress. Though a sequential, slow and arduous process, this empirical approach has become the standard because of the track record of safety and reassurance it has institutionalized when medical advances are brought to market. Yet, for public health issues in desperate...Continue reading
While bladder cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States, far too many people learn what the disease is at the time of diagnosis. I have heard from many patients and doctors that a common reaction is “I didn’t know you could get cancer in your bladder.” In 2021, the...Continue reading
Summer is upon us, and while that means more time for fun in the sun, it’s important to be cautious of the risks attached to overexposure to harmful UV rays. Melanoma is a particularly deadly disease, and is one of the more serious cancers that men are at a high risk of developing. Compared to...Continue reading
In the impoverished communities of the Mississippi Delta, where prostate cancer death rates are more than 28 men per 100,000, residents were leery about the concept of research. Delta residents were deeply concerned about exploitation and feared that participating in cancer research would make them guinea pigs. So Freddie White-Johnson created a community cancer outreach...
Dear Healthy Men: When Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer a few months ago, I was surprised that he was so young—I always thought it was an old-person’s disease. What are the risk factors for younger people, especially men? A: You’re absolutely right. Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 39 and died at 43—far...Continue reading
Former United States Senator Bob Dole at a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery | May 28, 2018 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks, via Flickr). Men’s Health Network (MHN), a national DC-based non-profit that advocates for the health and well-being of men, boys, and their families, extends our best wishes for a...
February is Cancer Prevention Month, and with that comes the need to express how important it is to visit your doctor and get screened for this disease should you feel ill or are in pain. While most people associate cancer for all the hard realities that come with it: chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, transplants, etc., there’s...Continue reading
An achy bone. Constipation. Severe thirst. While these symptoms might not seem to have anything in common, they can all signify more serious conditions, including Metastatic Bone Disease (MBD). Many cancers that start in one place can spread (metastasize) to other areas of the body. When it spreads to the bone, it’s called MBD.Continue reading
The following is adapted from Cancer: The Journey from Diagnosis to Empowerment. After being diagnosed with cancer, you’ve probably heard people say, “Think positive thoughts.” They talk about the mind-body connection and how reducing your stress can help you heal. But can being mindful of your thoughts and emotions really affect your biology in the...Continue reading