Medicine: Cancer Among Men

In 1900 there were 100 recorded cancer deaths among women for every 60 among men. Last week the American Cancer Society announced that in 1949 more men (102,671) than women (101.980) died of cancer. One likely explanation: cancers most common among men (stomach, lungs, etc.) have been the hardest to diagnose; new techniques make them easier to find.


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