4 of The Most Common Types of Cancer in the U.S

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2Prostate Cancer

Prostate (the walnut-sized, small structure that forms part of a man’s reproductive system) cancer is, arguably, the most common cause of cancer deaths for men over the age of 75. About 80% of men over the age of 80 have some prostate cancer cells in some form or the other, but with improved treatment and earlier diagnosis, the 5-year survival rate for men who have suffered from prostate cancer almost approaches 100 percent.

White men and African-American men are at higher risk of developing prostate cancer and should undergo testing when they are anywhere between 40 and 50 years. Living or working around certain chemicals, drinking too much alcohol and diet (men whose diets are mainly comprised of fat are at higher risk) are thought to be contributing factors.

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