Don’t Put off HPV Vaccine for Your Daughter or Son

Human Pappilomavirus (HPV) causes most cases of cervical cancer, as well as penile, anal, and several other cancers. And the CDC recommends the HPV vaccine for all boys and girls ages 11 and 12, teens who didn’t get the vaccine when they were younger, young men up to age 21, and young women up to […]

When Men Suffer from “Women’s Diseases”

Many people know that although breast cancer is generally considered something that affects women, men can—and sometimes do—develop breast cancer too. But breast cancer isn’t the only “women’s disease” that affects men. Here are two more that most people don’t know about. Eating disorders. Even though we think of eating disorders as affecting only girls, […]

Cancer: Not an Equal-Opportunity Killer

Men are 35% more likely than women to die of cancer. And if you factor out sex-specific cancer (in other words, you count only those cancers that kill both men and women), men are 67% more likely than women to die of cancer. Those figures are from a report produced by the Cancer Research UK, […]