Breast cancer: are men the forgotten victims?

October 1, 2014 3:10 PM

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Breast cancer: are men the forgotten victims?

In fact, it is estimated that 2,360 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in men in the US this year, and around 430 men will die from the disease.

Admittedly, breast cancer in men is rare. A man's lifetime risk of the disease is 1 in 1,000, while a woman's is 1 in 8. But according to a 2012 study that assessed more than 13,000 male breast cancers from the US National Cancer Data Base, men with breast cancer are less likely to survive the disea...

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