According To A Recent Study, Women Are More Likely Than Men To Develop Pancreatic Cancer

Mar, 2023 - by CMI

Both genders' incidences of pancreatic cancer have been rising, although women aged 55 and under have had a 2.4% larger increase than men in the same age range.

Given that the American Cancer Society (ACS) claims on its website that the disease is more prevalent in men, these findings may come as a surprise. 

A growing number of women are developing pancreatic cancer, which highlights the need for more study in this area. 

Understanding these tendencies and implementing changes now can prevent women from being disproportionately impacted in the future. This work contributes to the understanding that the prevalence of new pancreatic cancer diagnoses is rising and that this is probably going to continue for the foreseeable future, underscoring the significance of creating novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for this fatal illness. 

Although there are reports of pancreatic cancer survival rates improving each year, this progress is primarily among men. While the fact that the rise in female pancreatic cancer rates is still marginal, it does underline the need for education and good behaviour as a means of prevention. 

The rising incidence of obesity and type 2 diabetes, both of which have been associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, is one factor that may contribute to pancreatic cancer. This trend may also be influenced by unsound eating practices, such as a diet heavy on red meat, processed foods, and saturated fats. There is also proof that being exposed to specific environmental contaminants and chemicals may make you more likely to have pancreatic cancer. 

One of the major risk factors for pancreatic cancer, according to the ACS, is smoking. 

Historically, males have smoked more cigarettes than women, but this is changing. As the number of men smoking has declined while it continues to rise among women. This may be the reason for the decrease in pancreatic cancer incidence. Due to the association between obesity and an elevated risk of pancreatic cancer, it's critical to maintain a healthy weight through consistent exercise and a nutritious diet.