Bowel cancer rates among men have increased by more than a quarter in the last 35 ears, contrasting with a rise of just 6% in the rate for women over the same time. A disease that kills 16,000 people per year.
Literally two days later the Beating Bowel Cancer charity stated that "new figures which highlighted that as many as 6,500 bowel cancer patient a year could have access to vital drugs cut off in January 2014 when the CDF comes to an end. We have written to Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Health, raising our concerns and asking for assurances that bowel cancer patients will continue to get the drugs which their doctors say will help them." The detail is here.
So the rates are increasing and the government is considering taking away support in terms of drugs for extending people's lives. It happens to men more, so this in their eyes makes the decison far easier - we are after all the disposable sex.
Posted by Skimmington
PSPS - some great research on Glen Poole's Helping Men website