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Breast Cancer More Deadly in Men

Breast cancer is rare in men, but possibly more deadly.
The American Cancer Society says breast cancer is about 100 times less common in men than it is in women, but it may be more deadly in men.

A breast cancer surgeon compared about 13,000 men with breast cancer to more than 1.4 million women with the disease. He found survival rates for men with breast cancer, overall, are lower than those for women, at least when it is diagnosed in the early stages.

Men's tumors were larger when diagnosed and they were less likely to get a partial mastectomy and to receive radiation. It's estimated that 410 men will die of breast cancer this year in the United States.
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