Are you a betting man? Your odds of getting cancer are higher than you think.
In fact, according to a study in the British Journal of Cancer, 54% of men born since 1960 will eventually develop cancer. This number has been rising, partly because we’re living longer but also because of obesity and certain lifestyle choices related to it. The risk for men of all ages is 40 percent, per the American Cancer Society.
Two cancers surely pop to mind: prostate—the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men—and lung, which accounts for the most deaths. But men get breast cancer too. And if the disease runs in your family, your risk is roughly the same as it is for women.
Here are eight things men need to know (but probably don’t).