13. July 2011
A latest medical study has shown that men are more likely to die from cancer than women. (Photo: cancer-symptoms.us)
Looks like women are set to live longer on earth than men.
A recent medical study in the United States has shown that men are most likely to die in most types of cancer than women. According to the medical research, the greatest gender gap in deaths from mouth cancer, with 5.51 men dying for every woman, followed by cancer of the larynx, at 5.37, cancer of the hypopharynx at 4.47 and esophageal cancer at 4.08.
The same trend was observed for cancers with the highest mortality rates, including lung cancer, which kills 2.31 men for every woman, and colorectal cancer, which kills 1.42 men for every woman. On the same study it was also discovered that pancreatic cancer kills 1.37 men for every woman, leukemia 1.75 and liver cancer 2.23.
Although the researchers did not find any particular reason why men are likely to die than women in cancer cases, they noted that American men only go to the doctors when their cancer disease is already on the advance state at the time of diagnosis. Internet data define cancer as a large, heterogeneous class of diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled growth, invasion that intrudes upon and destroys adjacent tissues, and often metastasizes, where the tumor cells spread to other locations in the body via the lymphatic system or through the bloodstream.
These three malignant properties of cancer differentiate malignant tumors from benign tumors, which do not grow uncontrollably, directly invade locally, or metastasize to regional lymph nodes distant body sites like brain, bone, liver, or other organs.