Gents, get it checked: the male-only disease is now the fourth-biggest cancer killer

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The illness claimed the life jazz icon Hugh Masekela in 2018. The anti-apartheid activist, who passed away at the age of 78, was open about his struggle with cancer since 2008 – when doctors found a small “speck” on his bladder.
The illness claimed the life jazz icon Hugh Masekela in 2018. The anti-apartheid activist, who passed away at the age of 78, was open about his struggle with cancer since 2008 – when doctors found a small “speck” on his bladder.
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For nearly two years, we’ve been dealing with a pandemic – with more than four million Covid-19 deaths since the beginning of last year.

And cancer has claimed more than double that number in the same period of time.

The disease affects millions of men worldwide yet for many it’s not seen as seriously life-threatening. But shocking new statistics show the numbers are on the rise – and men have to take serious note.

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