Though both men and women can develop cancer due to a variety of risk factors. There are some factors related to gender that affect both risk and outcome of treatment. What exactly are the gender or sex differences in cancer risk and survival?
To better understand this, it helps to look at they types of cancer common in both sexes.
In men, the most prevalent forms of cancer are prostate, colorectal, and lung cancers, which is estimated to be 43% of all cancers diagnosed in men.
Women on the other hand, more commonly develop lung, breast, and colorectal cancer, encompassing half of all new cancers diagnosed in women.