Rory, a now retired fire fighter, was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2008. It was only discovered after his wife forced him to get himself checked after frequent pains in his chest. After being treated, he returned to work as a fire fighter. But it was discovered in 2016 that he had lung cancer again after suffering a stroke. The combination of the stroke and cancer, as well as pneumonia, forced him to retire from his work.
- Men should get regular checkups to ensure that no potentially harmful diseases go unnoticed.
- Women are more willing to access health resources, organizations and information, leading to a higher survival rate of serious illnesses.
- Men are likely to pass off symptoms of illness because they do not believe they will be the ones to have a terminal or serious illness.
“Statistics show that men are 36% more likely to die of cancer compared to women, which is thought to be because of late diagnosis, leading to lower rates of survival.”