CHICAGO (WKOW) -- Men rarely get breast cancer but according to a new study, when they do, they often don't fare as well as women.
The findings come in the largest study yet on a male breast cancer -- a disease many men have no idea they can get.
The research found women live on average about two years longer after
diagnosis than men. For men, the average survival was about eight years
versus more than 10 years for women.
Experts say men tend to be older when diagnosed, and their cancer more advanced than women with breast cancer.
Oakland, California breast surgeon Jon Greif led the study. He's presenting his findings Friday at a medical meeting in Phoenix.
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