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Table 1 Cancers with a clear sex disparity in age-adjusted incidence rates per 100,000 according to SEER explorer incidence data

From: Sex differences in cancer mechanisms

Cancer typeMale average incidence ratesFemale average incidence ratesMale:female incidence ratio
Oropharynx and tonsil4.180.864.86
Larynx5.21.14.73
Esophagus7.341.744.22
Urinary Bladder35.248.744.03
Mesothelioma1.580.43.95
Lip1.020.323.19
Liver and intrahepatic bile duct13.584.722.88
Tongue5.221.922.72
Oral cavity and pharynx17.026.382.67
Floor of mouth0.680.32.27
Kidney and renal pelvis22.1610.922.03
Myelodysplastic syndromes6.23.261.9
Stomach105.361.87
Salivary gland1.71.021.67
Leukemia18.0610.91.66
Melanoma of the skin28.7817.461.65
Myeloma8.75.581.56
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma23.916.221.47
Gum and other mouth1.841.281.44
Soft tissue including heart4.142.921.42
Brain and nervous system7.525.361.4
Small intestine2.742.061.33
Eye and orbit1.020.781.31
Colon and rectum44.2833.981.3
Lung and bronchus63.0848.941.29
Pancreas14.6611.481.28
Hodgkin lymphoma32.381.26
Anorectal1.562.220.7
Gallbladder0.91.50.6
Thyroid8.0423.260.35
Breast1.24127.50.01
  1. Incidence rates were calculated by averaging age-adjusted incidence rates per 100,000 from the last 5 years (2012–2016). Male:female ratio was calculated by dividing the male incidence rate by the female incidence rate, both shown in the table. The geometric mean of the male/female incidence ratio is 1.5