Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Cancer risk much greater among men

Cancer risk much greater among men

Male drinking and eating habits among reasons why they are 35% more likely to die from the disease than women

, health correspondent
The Guardian,
Men are 35% more likely to die from cancer than women, with men's drinking and eating habits, late diagnosis and advances in breast cancer treatment cited for the stark differential.
An analysis of the most recent UK deaths from cancer found that 202 out of every 100,000 men died from cancer in 2010 compared with 147 per 100,000 women.
When sex-specific forms of the disease are excluded, such as prostate, testicular and ovarian cancer, the gender gap is even wider, with men 67% more likely to die. And when only working age people are looked at men under 65 have a 58% greater chance of dying than women of the same age.
The sexes' respective likelihood of death varies depending on the type of cancer. Men are almost three times as likely as women to die of oesophageal cancer and almost twice as likely to die from liver cancer.
Tuesday Jan 29 2013
The fact that men are more likely than women to both develop and die from cancer has been covered by most of the media today.

The news is based on a report highlighting the excess cancer burden in men (both in terms of cases and deaths), and was produced by Cancer Research UK, the Men’s Health Forum and the National Cancer Intelligence Network.

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