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Women make up 80% of cancer patients aged 20 to 39 in Japan

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Just lost my little sister, 41 years old, to breast cancer 2 weeks ago. Take this stuff seriously and get checked if you find anything suspicious.

Why are people downvoting the loss of a loved one?

Rainyday - I am very sorry for your loss. It is a terrible, unnatural thing, to lose a sibling.

Why are people downvoting another poster for offering their condolences?

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Just lost my little sister, 41 years old, to breast cancer 2 weeks ago. Take this stuff seriously and get checked if you find anything suspicious.

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Yeah! Rainyday, I, too, am sorry for your loss! Down voters, explain yourselves!

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Thanks for the kind words everyone. I’m also unsure why my post would get 9 downvotes.

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Isn't it also because women are going to the OB-GYN more often than they used to, for regular check-ups, so cancers are being detected earlier more often? As opposed to men, who do not get checked out until much later in life.

A smear test and prostate checks are optional in many annual company health checks - and if you want it you have to pay for it yourself.

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Not mandatory to get HPV shots in Japan anymore.

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@theFu

HPV is not the only cause of cervical cancer. Furthermore, acknowledging something like HPV would be akin to acknowledging STDs in Japan. The government is not ready to properly educate people on such things. STD testing is still very taboo in Japan. The people most commonly tested are workers in the sex industry and then pregnant women. Even for pregnant women, they only test for select diseases.

Cancer is not only on the rise in Japan but across the globe. It is interesting that you see the reverse in Japan. Where typically men make up most of the cancer patients, in Japan it seems to be women.

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Wow, we have a lot of doctors here on JT who are sooooo knowledged in medicine ! applauds

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Isn't it also because women are going to the OB-GYN more often than they used to, for regular check-ups, so cancers are being detected earlier more often? As opposed to men, who do not get checked out until much later in life.

A smear test and prostate checks are optional in many annual company health checks - and if you want it you have to pay for it yourself.

There is a lot of truth in what Maria is saying. I think a large part of the increase is the early detection. Women have a large variety of exams to choose from and a lot of these different examinations seem to be offered much earlier for women. There are so many types of women examinations that they can receive that the chances of finding a problem is higher.

Prostate exams are usually recommended to start for men in their forties and fifties. Also, the basic exam offered by NHI does not tell you squat. Unless you company has good health insurance, and you qualify for it, you must pay out of pocket for quality tests. Therefore, people who get annual check ups may find out too late that they have a serious problem.

Speaking of HPV, there is still no clear way to test men for HPV other than the presence of genital warts which are usually not there. Many men including responsible ones may have HPV and spread it unknowingly because there is no credible test for men.

Men can never be certain if they have HPV. Research in the US says a large majority of the population has HPV. However, women do have a credible test for HPV. Usually women are the ones that are told they have HPV then their male partners can only assume that they have it too.

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Well I am sad to hear of anyone getting cancer especially if it is preventable to some extent with a cost effective vaccine.

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How about breaking down the figures by region?

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No explanation ?

Does it mean women are prone to cancer for no reason except being a woman ?

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dear's Last year my wife Affected breast cancer second stage 6 months continued going well Treatments for each 21 days chemotherapy After 6 months opration successful Now she is very well The disease came before effective anemia May be cause This anemia via converted Breast cancer i am advised to all my dear japanese sisters and brothers please avoid freezer foods chemical foods and cool drings please Take home made foods only and please eat dry fruits datefruits,Risin, blueberry,blackberry,same Like That I love Great japan And Great People's someone effective That cancer speedy recovery These diseases i am praying to The GoD

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The comments provide excellent explanations on how a mere statistic or two can mean a million different things.

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Patients should be treatment oriental medicines, in Vietnam we was treated for patients who was cancers

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Rainyday - I am very sorry for your loss. It is a terrible, unnatural thing, to lose a sibling.

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Don't all young women get HPV vaccines in Japan around age 12?

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Here is some more information about HPV vaccination in Japan: https://www.hpv-yakugai.net/2018/06/29/5years-english/

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It’s probably due to an increase in dairy products which greatly increase cancer rates especially breast cancer due to the IGF-1 growth hormones in animal breastmilk that are meant to cause growth including in tumors .

https://youtu.be/lKngv7mL48s

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