Gender gap when it comes to cancer deaths

Study: Men more likely to die of cancer than women
June 15, 2009 2:41:16 PM PDT
Scientists say, women tend to take better care of themselves, and as a result more men are developing cancer and dying from the disease. In fact, a new analysis of data finds men are 60 percent more likely to develop cancer and 70 percent more likely to die from it.

Experts say there is no known biological reason. But men need to be made aware of the risks they face.

It's thought half of all cancers can be prevented through lifestyle changes.

The research from the National Cancer Intelligence Network says more research is needed on the causes of the gender gap and services needed to do more to reach out to men.


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