The American Cancer Society recommends screening for certain people at higher risk for lung cancer.
Talk to a health care provider about your risk of lung cancer, and about the possible benefits, limits, and harms of getting tested for early lung cancer. Most colorectal cancers (commonly called colon cancers) are found in people age 50 or older.
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The American Cancer Society can help you learn more about the cancers that men are most at risk for, as well as how to find these cancers early.
People older than 75 should talk with their health care provider about whether continuing screening is right for them.
Screening can be done either with a sensitive test that looks for signs of cancer in a person’s stool (a stool-based test), or with an exam that looks at the colon and rectum (a visual exam).
Talk to a health care provider about your risk for colon cancer to know when you should start testing.
Studies have found that gay and bisexual men get less routine health care than other men.Smoking is responsible for 80% of all lung cancer deaths in the US.Smoking is also linked to many other types of cancer and causes other tobacco-related diseases, too, such as heart disease, bronchitis, stroke, and emphysema.The tests used today can often find prostate cancer, but many times they can’t tell if the cancer is truly dangerous.Finding and treating slow-growing cancers that are not dangerous to your health can lead to treatment side effects that you might not want, such as problems with your sex life or trouble controlling your urine.
Even if you don’t smoke, this exposure increases your risk of lung cancer and other diseases caused by secondhand smoke.