Create Account | Sign In: Author or Forum

 
News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Opinion  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter    
 
Category: Family Medicine | Internal Medicine | Nursing | Oncology | Pathology | Radiology | Surgery | Journal

Back to Journal Articles

Lower Overall Survival for Men Than Women With Breast Cancer

Last Updated: October 04, 2011.

 

However, men have better relative survival, adjusted for age, treatment, and stage, than women

Share |

Comments: (0)

Tell-a-Friend

 

  Related
 
Male patients with breast cancer have later onset and more advanced disease, and worse overall survival than female patients, according to a study published online Oct. 3 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

TUESDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Male patients with breast cancer have later onset and more advanced disease, and worse overall survival than female patients, according to a study published online Oct. 3 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Hui Miao, M.D., from the National University of Singapore, and colleagues investigated the risk and outcome of male breast cancer in relation to female breast cancer. Gender-based trends in incidence rates, relative survival, and relative excess mortality were compared in 459,846 women and 2,665 men diagnosed with breast cancer over a period of 40 years.

The investigators found that the world-standardized incidence rates of breast cancer per 105 person-years were 0.40 in men and 66.7 in women, with women diagnosed at a younger median age than men (61.7 versus 69.6 years). The five-year relative survival ratio was poorer for male patients than for female patients (relative survival ratio, 0.72 and 0.78, respectively), which corresponded to a relative excess risk (RER) of 1.27. After adjusting for stage, treatment, age, and year of diagnosis, relative survival was significantly better in male than female patients (RER, 0.78).

"The poorer observed survival of male patients is largely explained by their more advanced stage at diagnosis, their higher age at diagnosis, and less standard locoregional treatment. After adjusting for these factors, men actually had better relative survival than women," the authors write.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Copyright © 2011 HealthDay. All rights reserved.


Previous: Hormonal Contraceptives May Up HIV-1 Acquisition by Women Next: Advance Directives Linked to Regional Medical Expenditures

Reader comments on this article are listed below. Review our comments policy.


Submit your opinion:

Name:

Email:

Location:

URL:

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

 
     

 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

 

 

Useful Sites
MediLexicon
  Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us
Copyright © 2001-2014
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Advertising
Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME | Conferences

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.