Cancer Death Rate Likely To Decline Faster In Men Than In Women, New Research Finds


One new research that was led by Carlo La Vecchia a professor at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Milan and some others researchers from Italy, Switzerland and the U.S, show that cancer death rates across European Union (EU) are declining more rapidly in men than in women. However, the death rates pertaining to women suffering from pancreatic and lung cancer patient will not go for a downfall anytime soon.

Explorers assume that in 2017 cancer death rates in men will drop down by over 8 percent, and in women by 4 percent. This information suggesting that the pace of decline is slower for women as compared to men. However, explorers say that different trends are to be expected in case of lung and other tobacco-related cancers.

Statistics Supporting Study

This study shows that across the EU, around 132 men out of every 100,000 will die from cancer in 2017. This number has seen a fall of about 8.2 percent as compared to the figures of 2012. The researchers guess that the total number of cancer patients predicted to die in 2017 is about 761,900 men and 611,600 women.

The researchers are also expecting around 275,700 deaths due to lung cancer equivalent to 20 percent of death from all cancers.
La Vecchia: ” Death rates from lung cancer are higher in women between the ages of 25 and 44 than in men.”

Prevention Rate Responsible For Bringing Down Death Rate

For this study  were analyzed  28 member states of the EU and the death rates because of cancer in the same countries. The experts in this field estimated that more than 4 million cancer deaths have been avoided since 1988 and it was made possible only with the improvement in prevention, treatment and detection of cancer in patients.

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Cause Of Pancreatic Cancer

With this study, researchers show that the tobaco is the main factor that cause pancreatic cancer.The harmful substance contributes to around 15 percent to 20 percent of pancreatic cancers. But, tobacco is not the standalone factor for pancreatic cancer as there are some other causative reasons as well.
Also, La Cecchia says that the cases of obesity and diabetes are quite predominant in northern Europe and could have possibly aggravated cases of pancreatic cancer in the patients.