men and cancer
By BeingMulticellular

So why is this? Men are increasing the intake of alcohol, are gaining weight and are exercising less but mainly women are encouraged and have more access to healthcare than men; men are stereotypically supposed to ‘deal with’ their problems which discourages visits to the doctor that women have access to who they become pregnant for example.

My history teacher said that when his wife was pregnant was the first time he had been in a hospital in 25 years. Ultimately, our traditional societal roles lead to women having more opportunity to be checked for cancer which leads to early diagnosis. I’m not completely convinced by this explanation though because early diagnoses does not reverse cancer being developed and early diagnoses can’t cause a 60% gap in my opinion. Why do you think that men develop cancer more than women?

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Sources:

http://www.who.int/gender/documents/10facts_gender_tobacco_en.pdf

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/causes-of-cancer/smoking-and-cancer/how-smoking-causes-cancer

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