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General questions about breast health and possible symptoms.
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|3/30/2012||what are the differences and similarities of both male and female breast cancer patients?|
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|3/30/2012||only 1% of breast cancers are diagnosed in men. |
most male breast cancers are estrogen receptor positive.
most male breast cancers carry a 25% higher mortality rate, usually due to delay in diagnosis.
both sexes can develop the same types of breast cancer though it is highly unlikely for a man to ever get inflammatory breast cancer.
treatments for chemo, radiation, and hormonal therapy are the same, except men only are offered tamoxifen for hormonal therapy. men get mastectomies.
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