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Male Breast Cancer Patients May Face Greater Risks of Cancer Returning

With male breast cancer numbers slowly rising, I'm not surprised at all to learn more than 11 percent may face a second round of cancer after the initial diagnosis, according to a new study.

Based on a review of health data on more than 1,900 male patients (age 85 and younger) from 1988-2003 who had been first diagnosed with breast cancer, 221 developed a second primary cancer as little as two months after the initial verdict.

Those not-insignificant numbers led researchers to estimate even more first-time, male breast cancer patients -- 16 percent -- are at risk of a secondary cancer, primarily of the breast, skin and stomach, and that's in comparison to men diagnosed with any other kind of cancer for the first time.

Fortunately, you can take action right now in the form of lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of cancer significantly, and without drugs. A few are listed below to get you started on the right path, then take some time to review the complete list:

Breast Cancer Research January 25, 2007 Free Full Text PDF

EurekAlert January 24, 2007