A 41-year-old member asked:

Help please! is cancer predominance attached to the male or female gene?

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Dr. Cliff Robinson
Radiation Oncology 19 years experience
There is no separate: Cancer predominance gene attached to being male or female. Each cancer is unique, and may be more common in men or women depending on the cancer. For instance, men can get breast cancer but it is much more common in women. However lung cancer is slightly more common in men than women. This may have to do with men smoking longer than women than genetics however.
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