Saturday, August 13, 2022

Causes of Cancer

Gender

There are significant differences between men and women in the incidence of also other cancers than gender-related ones (such as Ovarian Cancer and prostate cancer). For example, in men, the age-adjusted morbidity of laryngeal cancer is almost ten times that of women. The disparity is now less than three-fold in lung and lip cancers, although it was 15-fold until the 1960s. These developments can be explained primarily by the fact that men and women’s smoking patterns have changed over the last decades over different ways.