BBC Health News reported today that men were more vulnerable to skin cancer then women. Thought might be worth you guys taking time to read part of the report here:

Far more men than women are dying from skin cancer, despite similar numbers being diagnosed with the disease, a report suggests.

Cancer Research UK said each year, the most serious type of skin cancer, malignant melanoma, kills 1,300 men and 900 women, a gap expected to widen.

A reason could be men delaying seeking help, but biology may also play a part.

Prof Julia Newton-Bishop, a Cancer Research UK dermatologist, suspects women have stronger immune systems.

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Stage for stage, men do less well with this cancer so there's something very important that this is telling us about how the body deals with it”

Prof Julia Newton-BishopResearcher

German researchers have already identified a gene that appears to make men, but not women, more susceptible to melanoma.

Prof Newton-Bishop, from the University of Leeds, said: "Research has suggested the difference between the sexes could be in part because men are more likely to be diagnosed when melanoma is at a more advanced stage.

"But there also seem to be strong biological reasons behind the differences, and we're working on research to better understand why men and women's bodies deal with their melanomas in different ways.

"Stage for stage, men do less well with this cancer so there's something very important that this is telling us about how the body deals it.

"We think it is something to do with the immune system rather than hormones because pre- and post-menopausal fare the same."

Article appeared in BBC Heath News and full report can be found at: BBC Health News