When it comes to health, one of the biggest risks a man faces in his lifetime is being a man. . .
. . . some experts question whether the intense focus on women has had the unintended result of allowing men's health issues to slide. For instance, Congress directed $778 million to breast- and ovarian-cancer research from 2002 to 2006, 85% more than the $420 million it set aside for prostate-cancer research during the same period, according to data from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs office. Nobody thinks breast cancer should get less attention, but there is growing concern that the big killers of men -- heart disease, prostate cancer, injuries and suicide -- aren't getting equal billing.
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