CANSA informs us of the top five cancers that affect men in South Africa.
Elize Joubert, CANSA’s CEO, says that it is of great concern that the number of men being diagnosed with late stage cancer is on the rise. “Men need to be pro-active about their health and should recognise warning signs.
We encourage monthly testicular self-examinations, annual medical check-ups and cancer screening for early detection, as symptoms don’t always present until cancer has spread. Men also need to lead a healthy, balanced lifestyle, cutting out lifestyle factors that increase their cancer risk.”
With this said, below are the top five cancers that affect men in South Africa.
* Stats as per the National Cancer Registry of 2014 which are histologically based.