About 40 percent of men will receive a cancer diagnosis at some point in their lives. That’s a sobering statistic, and one that we highlight every June during Men’s Health Month.
For American men, the three most common cancers are prostate, lung and colorectal, with skin and bladder cancers also prevalent. Unlike other racial groups, Hispanic men are at greater risk of colorectal cancer than they are lung cancer, which remains the leading cause of cancer death for all races.
And while survival rates continue to rise, more can be done to keep men informed about cancer signs, risks and prevention.
When Chris Baez was first diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer in 2013, he didn’t expect that one of his strongest sources of support and inspiration would come from the familiar voice of his daughter. Or that that those bedside concerts would spawn a successful singing career.
Noting that early-stage colorectal cancer has a survival rate above 90%, Trilokesh Kidambi, M.D., is helping to build a robust, multifront effort at City of Hope to stop colorectal cancer before it starts.