On Monday, a new poll revealed that men in the United States are far more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than women.
But according to a new study, that doesn’t mean they are more likely than women to be cured.
The study conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Medical School found that, while there are more than 5 million Americans diagnosed with cancer every year, about 9.8 million are living with the disease and 4.7 million are being treated.
“I think the most important thing is to understand that cancer doesn’t kill,” Dr. John Bower, the study’s lead author and a professor of medicine at the university, told Newsweek.
“It does kill people.”
Bower and his team conducted the survey by sending surveys to 1,000 men and women between the ages of 18 and 60.
The researchers found that women were significantly more likely, on average, to be told by a doctor that they were cancer-free than men.
Bower and colleagues theorized that this may be because men are more susceptible to the false belief that they are being diagnosed with an aggressive, aggressive cancer.
The men who were told they had been diagnosed with a cancer of the breast, on the other hand, were more likely still to be reassured by their doctor that their diagnosis was safe.
“The idea is that if men are so afraid of the cancer they don’t have to deal with it and are not worried about the disease’s progression, they may be less likely to tell their doctor about it,” Bower told Newsweek in an email.
“They may even not be worried about it at all.”
What’s behind the cancer myth?
The fact that men are far less likely than their female counterparts to be given an accurate diagnosis of breast cancer may not be the most surprising thing about this finding.
Bowers and his colleagues note that there is a great deal of misinformation about breast cancer that is spread online and in the media.
While breast cancer can be diagnosed in women, the diagnosis is not made on the spot.
Rather, the body detects breast cancer through a combination of tests, such as an ultrasound and a blood test.
“We didn’t have this information before this survey,” Bowers said.
“I would think that would have been something that would be the first thing to come up when a woman was diagnosed with the cancer.
There are a lot of misconceptions that come out of that.”
According to Bower’s team, this information, along with the fact that women are often more likely not to be treated and are more at risk for complications like death, may be responsible for the stigma associated with breast cancers.
This may be one reason that women may be hesitant to talk to their doctors about breast cancers because they fear being seen as weak and being unable to cope with the diagnosis.
While Bower said that there are many different ways to diagnose breast cancer, he said that a lot depends on the type of cancer, the size of the tumour and the time of the diagnosis in each case.
“In some cases, if you have the very small tumour or if it’s a cancer that you have had before, you are going to be a lot more likely that you’re going to get a diagnosis,” Bier said.
“If you have a large tumour, and you have no treatment, it’s much harder to get the diagnosis,” he added.
“There is not going to always be a diagnosis, but there are certain criteria that we are looking for.”
The study’s results suggest that if you or someone you know has breast cancer and is worried about getting it, you may be able to take action to help them.
For instance, you might tell them about your personal history, talk to them about coping with the illness and encourage them to talk about their symptoms.
“If you feel comfortable talking about the situation, you’re likely to feel a lot better,” Biers said.
So what can you do?
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. and one of the leading causes of death for women of childbearing age.
The American Cancer Institute estimates that about one in five women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.
Bier noted that one in six women in the country have been diagnosed.
He said that this could mean that women with cancer are also at risk of not receiving the care they need.
If you or a loved one is concerned about your diagnosis and want to talk, you can do so on the website for the American Association of Clinical Oncology.
You can also talk to your doctor on the phone, or at the doctor’s office.
Bowing to the pressure of social media, doctors can sometimes feel overwhelmed when patients tell them they have cancer.
But Bower explained that there’s an enormous amount of information on the internet and that it can be helpful for people to learn more about the condition.