Men's Health

  • NZ men live on average 4 years less than women
  • 6 out of 10 New Zealand males are overweight
  • Nearly a quarter if New Zealand men smoke
  • 27% of men have potentially hazardous drinking patterns
  • Men have fewer years free from disability and poor health (Health and Independence Report 2005, MOH).

Some of the most common cancers causing death in men are: lung cancer, prostate cancer, bowel cancer, melanoma and testicular cancer.

Unfortunately the list doesn’t stop there. There are many other cancers that commonly affect men, have a high mortality rate and which are often preventable through lifestyle choices. These include cancers of the kidney, liver, head and neck, oesophagus and bladder.