By Lynette Holloway
Breast cancer has long been viewed as a disease that strikes women, but
when it does hit men, the results can be much more fatal because many
men fail to recognize symptoms, according to the Associated Press.
Women with breast cancer were found to live two years longer than men, according to Dr. Jon Greif,
a California breast surgeon, who last Friday presented his study at a
meeting of American Society of Breast Surgeons in Phoenix, Ariz.
Findings also showed that men’s breast tumors were larger at
diagnosis, more advanced, and more likely to have spread to other parts
of the body. Men were also diagnosed later in life; in the study, they
men were 63 years old on average, versus 59 years old for women.
The researchers analyzed 10 years of national data on breast cancer
cases, from 1998 to 2007. A total of 13,457 male patients diagnosed
during those years were included, versus 1.4 million women. The database
contains about 75 percent of all U.S. breast cancer cases, the AP
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