Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Male breast cancer rates up since 2003 - Men more likely to die from it

Jamie VanGeest, Minnesota Daily, November 8, 2005
The American Cancer Society’s estimate for cases of breast cancer in men went up by 390 from 2003. Women are more likely than men to develop breast cancer, but men are more likely to die from it. Since 2003, cases of breast cancer in American men have been on the rise. The American Cancer Society estimates 1,690 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and 460 of them will die from it. While breast cancer in men accounts for only 1 percent of all breast cancer cases, men who are diagnosed are 42 percent more likely to die than women with the disease, according to the John W. Nick Foundation, a breast cancer awareness organization.

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