Men’s Health Resources for Our Nurses

In celebration of our DNA Day Webinar on April 12th, we have compiled a list of different resources on men’s health for different topics. We are proud of our compiled list and hope they serve you and your clients in a fruitful way!

Men & Cardiovascular Disease:


Men & Cancer:

Every year, more than 300,000 men in the U.S die from cancer.

  • The most common types of cancer among men in the U.S are skin cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, and colorectal cancer.
  • Prostate Cancer:  1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. The chances of getting prostate cancer go up as a man gets older.
  • Lung Cancer: Lung cancer accounts for 27% of all cancer deaths, making it the leader in cancer deaths.
  • Colorectal Cancer:  For men, colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death.
  • Skin Cancer: Anyone who spends time in the sun can develop skin cancer. People with fair skin, especially those with blond or red hair, are more likely to get skin cancer than people with darker coloring.


Men & Mental Health

Men and Depression:

While clinical depression was once considered a “woman’s disease,” more than 6 million men in the U.S. are diagnosed with depression each year.

Men & Suicide:

  • Depressed men are 4x as likely to commit suicide.
  • Depressed men ages 20-24 are 6x as likely to commit suicide as women.
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death amongst people aged 25-34.


Men & Nutrition & Exercise

  • Males of all ages can benefit from eating a balanced and varied diet, getting enough calcium, avoiding high fat and sugar content (like fast food), drinking six 8-ounce glasses of water, and exercising daily.
  • 34.6% of men 20 years and over are obese
  • Inactive males have a higher risk for early death, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, and some cancers.





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