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Men with breast cancer feel 'isolated'

20th October 2011

Men with breast cancer feel isolated by the NHS, according to research for a website.

The research carried out for the website www.healthtalkonline.org found that while only 1% of breast cancer cases are in men, many of them feel isolated by a health service which is geared towards women. Kate Hunt, from the Medical Research Council’s public health sciences unit in Glasgow, spoke to 33 men diagnosed with breast cancer and found that there were examples of people being thoughtless in a clinical setting over men with breast cancer.


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