Angelina Jolie. (Photo credit: Patrick McMullan).

When It Comes to Cancer, Men Must Act More Like Women

Statistically, American men have a higher risk of death compared to American women at every age. This explains why the average life expectancy for men is five years shorter than that of women. Men are more likely to suffer from chronic illnesses than women, and 1.3 times more likely than women to develop cancer, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Could this be linked to the health and prevention habits of men? It’s a fair hypothesis.

This would then lead to the type of thinking that men should be more—not less—attentive to their health, since they’re at greater risk. In reality, their efforts to be vigilant about healthcare pale in comparison to women.

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