Cervical cancer is more prevalent in men than women, study finds

An analysis of more than 12,000 U.S. cervical cancer cases shows that the incidence rates of the two genders are higher than previously thought, according to the U.K.-based Cochrane Collaboration.

The study is the first to combine cervical cancer data from more than a dozen different national cancer databases and examine whether the higher prevalence of men is related to differences in the type of cancer or to the presence of a particular mutation in the gene responsible for a certain cancer.

The new study found that there were 3.1 men for every 1,000 women in the U