I don’t know what you picture when you hear “breast cancer patient,” but I’d be willing to bet it isn’t me — a 58-year-old male. The truth you might not realize is that breast cancer affects men, too. It all started when I found a lump under my shoulder blade. It seemed strange but at … Continue reading Men get breast cancer, too
Most men are grateful that they don’t have to hassle with applying makeup every morning. They can get dressed, brush their teeth and hair, splash some cold water on their face and be out the door. But when it comes to a male’s morning routine, he may be missing out on some crucial steps to … Continue reading Reaching for the razor? Shaving and skin care for men
We get it, guys. Your prostate health isn’t the first thing you think about when you wake up in the morning. There are other more “important” things to do. Like set your fantasy football lineup, sculpt your beard and even mow the yard. But how well do you really know your prostate? Many men experience … Continue reading Fellas, it’s cool to care for your prostate
Although testicular cancer is fairly rare, with about 8,800 new cases in the U.S. this year, it’s helpful for men to know what to look for. When testicular cancer is found, it is highly treatable with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. If you are a man or have a man in your life, consider screening for … Continue reading How to screen yourself for testicular cancer
Who says guys don’t care about health? Nearly 300 men came out to Baylor Health Care System’s “It’s a Guy Thing” event in Grapevine to get free screenings and get their health questions answered. That was just one of the locations across the Metroplex. And the men came prepared – many with questions like: “What’s my … Continue reading Staying Healthy: It’s a Guy Thing
It may not be pleasant to talk about it, but prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among men in the U.S., aside from skin cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Within a lifetime, men have a one in 7 chance of developing this type of cancer. Although the number … Continue reading How advancements in prostate cancer treatments are saving lives
I’m not Burt Reynolds, and I doubt I can ever reach Magnum, P.I. status but I decided again to step up to the plate and raise awareness and money for cancer in men—particularly testicular cancer. Some people swim to raise awareness, others walk or run. I grew a mustache. This November was Movember for me. … Continue reading It’s Movember: Did you man up?
Third of three articles in a series about what to expect at different stages of manhood. So, you’ve bypassed the mid-life crisis and now you’re looking forward to finding a place in Florida and spending what’s left of your 401K. But just because life might be slowing down, doesn’t mean you should neglect your health … Continue reading Men’s health series: What should I worry about when I’m in my 50s?
Second of three articles in a series about what to expect at different stages of manhood. As a man passes over the 40-year mark and falls head-first into “middle-age,” he can begin to experience changes in his physical and mental status that he hadn’t previously experienced in his younger years. Although these changes can be … Continue reading Men’s health series: What should I worry about when I’m in my…40s?
One of three articles in a series about what to expect at different stages of manhood. From 1960 to 2002, the average American man increased in height by one inch, but increased in weight by 20 pounds, according to a study (pdf) conducted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). With this increase in body … Continue reading Men’s health series: What should I worry about when I’m in my…30s?