Men Survive Worse With Many Types Of Cancer

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Men survive worse with many types of cancer

The researchers found that the five-year survival rate for 25 types of cancer was 13% lower in men than in women.

Men survive worse with many types of cancer
Men survive worse with many types of cancer

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Men survive worse with some types of cancer, according to a new Australian study published in the journal Cancer Causes & Control.

Scientists have found that men have a lower five-year survival rate than women for cancer of the head and neck, esophagus, intestine, rectum, pancreas, lungs, bone, melanoma, mesothelioma, as well as cancers of the kidney, thyroid, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL).

However, women had lower survival rates than men for cancer of the bladder, renal pelvis, or ureter.

Researchers at the Cancer Council Victoria and the University of Melbourne have generally determined survival rates for 25 types of cancer. For 12 types of cancer, there was no difference between the sexes regarding survival rates.

Human gender has been shown in previous studies to be an important factor in predicting the development of some cancers, but until now there have been few large-scale studies to determine the survival rate among different genders.

Australian researchers looked at data from 240,801 men and 173,773 women from the Victoria State Cancer Registry from 1982 to 2015.

The researchers ruled out non-melanoma skin cancers, gender-specific cancers, breast cancers and post-autopsy cancers.

The researchers found that the five-year survival rate for 25 types of cancer was 13% lower in men than in women.

The study's lead author, Nina Afshar, argues that men have poorer survival rates for many cancers, especially in middle age.

There are some theories to explain this phenomenon, she said, that take into account differences in the stage of cancer diagnosis and lifestyle, but more research is needed to confirm them that would help improve survival rates for both sexes.

“Identifying and understanding the complex mechanisms underlying gender differences in survival will help implement effective interventions to reduce inequality and improve survival for both men and women,” Afshar says.

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