Experts emphasize Male Breast Cancer Awareness
By Timothy Boyer for eMaxHealth.com
According to a study comparing more than 13,000 male and 1,440,000 female breast cancer cases from 1998 to 2007 presented at the American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting, researchers have determined that there is a disparity in breast cancer survival between men and women that is due to a lack of awareness, a lack of early screening and a lack of research on how to best treat male breast cancer.
Part of the lack of awareness is that the incidence of male breast cancer is much lower than that of female breast cancer. Men on average account for 1% of all breast cancer cases with an expected 2,000 per year in the U.S.