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Male Breast Cancer Awareness

Carolynn DeBenedectis, MD T&G photo
Carolynn DeBenedectis, MD (Telegram & Gazette photo)

Carolynn DeBenedectis, MD, Associate Professor in the Division of Breast Imaging, was quoted in a cover story about Male Breast Cancer in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. Dr. DeBenedectis says it's important to remember breast cancer affects men too!! A touch of blue for breast cancer awareness. https://www.telegram.com/news/20191012/touch-of-blue-for-breast-cancer-awareness

"Unfortunately, men who are at high risk of breast cancer aren’t being screened as often as they should, resulting in detection at a later stage when there’s higher mortality, according to Dr. Carolynn M. DeBenedectis, a diagnostic radiologist at UMass Memorial and director of the radiology residency program.

She said women are usually diagnosed with breast cancer at stage 1, when it is most easily treated. Forty percent of men with breast cancer are diagnosed at stage 3 or 4, when cancer cells have spread beyond the tumor and potentially to different areas of the body. The reason for this is, they’re not screened."

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