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Why Do Women Get Breast Cancer More Than Men
Not totally correct: There are cancers that will obviously happen in one gender because the other does not have that particular organ (prostate, testicles, uterus, ovary, etc). Breast is more common in women probably because they have much more breast tissue and the right hormonal environment for it. Many other cancers are more common in men. Cancer is not mysoginistic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
They don't really: But some people do think that the xx vs xy chromosome creates a slightly less robust genetic basis. I invite others to chime in, but i think that with a healthy lifestyle equivalent heritage of genes - a male and female will have similar longevity - don't forget the exchange of accidents/violence in males and pregnancy/inequality in females. ...Read more
Worldwide stomach Ca: Is more common and in japan, frequent enough to warrant endoscopic screening. Something japanese diet leads to this (and less breast cancer). Stomach cancer was more prominent with salted preservation rather than refrigeration, and antibiotic use. Poor nutrition, alcohol are factors in incidence. There does not appear to be a dominant defference between the sexes worldwide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk factors vary: The most common type of cervical cancer is squamous cell cervical cancer, and this often arises after infection with the human papillomavirus (hpv). Hpv is a sexually transmitted disease (std) which is also associated with genital warts. Women who have been exposed to hpv or who have reduced immune function or who are at risk for other stds are at higher risk for cervical cancer. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can you please explain why breast play is much more intense for smaller breasted women than large breasted women?
Size: Size matters reversely in this case. Bigger tissue has less dense sensory receptor distribution. ...Read more
Not known or do they: Women are less likely to externalize with their adhd. So an inattentive adhd female student will be assessed as "withdrawn, " while an equivalent hyperactive male will be noticed. Allowing for the different clinical presentation in women, there is still a male preponderance in adhd. There may be an increased susceptibility in males for adhd, or a decreased susceptibility in females. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
WHERE: did you get this information???? I have never heard that one before! Dr Z ...Read more
Why do women get scoliosis more often than men? I know that females are much more likely to get scoliosis than men, but why?
Good question: That is a good question and one that has been discussed for years. No one knows for sure and it may be multifactorial. Women grow very quickly during puberty, when curves typically worsen and that is thought to play a part. The hormonal differences between men and women and their greater tendency to have ligamentous laxity may also play a part. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
Gender: That is not a true statement and is a false belief. Now if you want to talk about the differences in how men and women express and experience their feelings and emotions then we may be able to make some generalities. But, also, as you age, you may also come to understand that the 'why' questions in life are often great topics for debate but there may not be any real or valid answer to 'why'. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weak sphincter: Sometimes the overactive bladder is caused when a drop of urine gets in the urethra and triggers a contraction. Since women are more likely to have stress incontinence they are more likely to have that drop of urine get in their urethra and trigger oab symptoms. For more see http://peedoc.Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. ...Read more
I know that breast cancer in men is rare, but do men with manboobs have a higher rate of breast cancer than men with no manboobs?
Unproven: Men can have prominent breast tissue due to obesity (lipomastia) or a condition where there is increased glandular tissue--gynecomastia. It is often stated that gynecomastia is associated with increased risks of breast cancer, but no study has ever proven this. We do know, however, that high estrogen states can increase the risk of breast cancer in men (or women) and can be a cause of gynecomastia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They do: Male breast cancer exists, but is only 1% of breast ca. Females develop breast tissue in response to hormones at levels that men don't achieve. If men take certain hormone medications, their breast tissue can grow. Breast cancer cells can be estrogen sensitive, so genetic males taking estrogen or with liver dz may be at increased risk. Brca gene can also increase risk, as in females. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Muscle burns fat: Men tend to lose weight faster due to muscle energy expenditures. The bigger the muscles the more energy expended. Muscles grow, more energy expended. Women, generally have a harder time adding muscle mass to their bodies, so the energy expenditure is less. Using larger muscle groups and whole body resistance exercises for women will increase energy use and facilitate weight loss. ...Read more
Breast milk supply: The reasons could be improper latch, not nursing or pumping enough to meet supply, certain medications (including estrogen-containing hormonal contraceptives), illness, and dehydration. A rarer reason is sheehan's syndrome(post-partum pituitary gland dysfunction. You could discuss with your OB or pediatrician about fenugreek(otc herb). Some try reglan(prescription) as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more
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