While all the new breast cancer programs focus on women, a new study has found that it is far more deadly among males with the survival chances among men being worse than that of women.
The study was presented at the American Society of Breast Surgeons annual meet in Phoenix with lead researcher Dr John Greif from Oakland, California, saying that men with breast cancer die two years early than women who have the disease.
AdvertisementDr Greif also said that the tumors in men are bigger than in women at the time of diagnosis largely due to the fact that men do not realize that they too may have breast cancer and hence ignore the warning signs.
Men were also likely to be diagnosed later, with the average age being 63 compared to 59 in women, and the cancer is more likely to have spread to other parts of the body.
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