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Men and Women Face Cancer Differently

Women and men with certain types of cancer appear to take very different approaches in deciding how to treat their disease, a new study of social media found.

The study, commissioned by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, analyzed thousands of Internet posts in leading cancer forums and other online communities. Men with prostate cancer were generally found to be analytical, methodical and data-driven in assessing their options. They sought out the latest scientific studies and outcomes research, and tended to obtain several doctors’ opinions.

By contrast, women with breast cancer were typically distrustful of scientific data and even of their own physicians.…

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