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Healthy Weight
Balance the Food You Eat with Physical Activity
Maintain or Improve Your Weight
Healthy Weight Chart

American Heart Association
Heart Disease Information

What is Cholesterol? Why Should You Care?

Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer is one cancer where regular screening clearly has benefits.
Screening saves lives.

More information

Prostate Cancer
The Prostate Cancer InfoLink

 Prostate cancer is the most common cancer, other than skin cancers, in American men. The American Cancer Society estimates that during 2008 about 186,320 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in the United States. About 1 man in 6 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, but only 1 man in 35 will die of it. More than 2 million men in the United States who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today.

The American Cancer Society estimates that 28,660 men in the United States will die of prostate cancer in 2008.

Who Gets Prostrate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is very rare before the age of 40, but the chance of having prostate cancer rises rapidly after age 50. Almost 2 out of 3 prostate cancers are found in men over the age of 65 Incidence rates are higher among African American men and among men with a family history of this cancer. The cancer of the prostrate usually causes enlargement of the prostrate gland. The enlargement can lead to urinary problems, such as diffulty urinating or in controlling urination, the need to urinate frequently, painful or burning urination or blood in the urine. It is important to have regular checkups and see your doctor if you have these symptoms.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STDs)

  • STDs effect men and women of all backgrounds and economic levels.
  • STDs can still be transmitted person to person even if they do not show symptoms
  • 340 million new cases of curable sexually transmitted diseases (STD) occur each year
  • The United States (US) has the highest rates of STDs in the industrialized world.

More information provided by the Center for Disease Control

Testicular Cancer 
The American Cancer Society estimates that about 8,090 new cases of testicular cancer will be diagnosed during 2008 in the United States. It is estimated that 380 men will die of testicular cancer in 2008. (Statistics)

See your doctor if you find a painless swelling in your testicles, if you have a feeling of "heaviness" or change in consistency, if you find a lump the size of a pea, or if your testicles never descended.
(The Testicular Cancer Primer)

Perform regular Self-Exams
Testicular Self-Exam Instructions

 
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