Men And Cancer

Everything you need to reduce your risk of cancer – men's health made easy

Of the cancers that men and women ‘share’ (that is, all the cancers except the sex-specific ones and breast cancer, which is very rare in men), men are 56% more likely to develop one of these cancers and 67% more likely to die.

In truth, men are more likely to look after their cars than their own bodies. Not least with regular MOT checks.

Much the pity because many cancers can be prevented and most treated successfully if caught early. We need a Male MOT check and here it is for cancer. It arms you with the information you need to keep your body humming like a finely-tuned
engine, so you can reduce your risk and, where possible, prevent cancer.

It also gives you the tools to notice early warning signs that need to be checked out, so that little problems don’t become big problems.

The 36 page full colour A5 booklet, written by Dr Ian Banks with cartoons by Jim Campbell is full of simple, practical heart health tips that will reduce your cancer risk. (The cartoon on this page is by John Byrne.)

Men's Health Forum mini manuals: men’s health made easy.

Full contents list
  • Introduction
  • Reducing your risk of cancer
  • Detecting cancer early – some DIY checks
  • Prostate cancer
  • Bowel cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Testicular cancer

The Men's Health Forum is a member of the NHS England Information Standard. This manual has been peer-reviewed by our team of medics led by Dr John Chisholm, the Men's Health Forum's chair of trustees. You can have confidence that this is a reliable source of quality evidence-based health information.

The Men’s Health Forum need your support

It’s tough for men to ask for help but if you don’t ask when you need it, things generally only get worse. Especially during a major pandemic like Covid-19. So we’re asking.

Men appear more likely to get Covid-19 and far, far more likely to die from it. The Men's Health Forum are working hard pushing for more action on this from government, from health professionals and from all of us. Why are men more affected and what can we do about it? We need the data. We need the research. We need the action. Currently we're the only UK charity doing this - please help us.

Here’s our fund-raising page - please chip in if you can.