Cancer impacts men and women differently
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Cancer impacts men and women differently

Dr. Talia Henkle
Dr. Talia Henkle

In 10 seconds? Men have a 20% greater lifetime risk of developing any cancer than women. Scientists are looking into biological and environmental factors to understand why.

What sorts of environmental factors? Tobacco and alcohol use are the world’s two greatest preventable causes of cancer. It turns out that men take up these habits to a greater extent than women, which explains part of the disparity in cancer rates. However, after statistical analyses discounted behavioral, environmental, and geographical factors, men still had a greater cancer risk than women.

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