Study: Breast Cancer Appears Less Deadly for Men than Women


October 7, 2011

USA Today

New research shows that the few men who develop breast cancer tend to have more advanced cases than women and to be diagnosed at an older age.

But when statistics are adjusted for factors such as age, men with breast cancer are less likely to die from the disease than women are.

The findings shed light on a rare disease in men, one that researchers had earlier assumed was deadlier for males.

"Men can develop it and should be aware that they should seek care if a breast lump develops," said study co-author Dr. Mikael Hartman, an assistant professor at National University of Singapore... Read More

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