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CDC: Late breast cancer diagnosis prevalent among men

Nearly 50% of men with breast cancer were diagnosed after cancer spread to nearby or distant tissues and 8.7% had a late-stage diagnosis, with delayed diagnosis more likely among Black patients, CDC researchers reported in the agency's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The findings also showed that those with early breast cancer diagnosis had nearly 99% five-year survival, compared with about 26% among those who already had distant cancer spread, prompting researchers to suggest the adoption of routine family health history discussions to help determine men with increased breast cancer risk.

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