Breast cancer-suffering MAN who beat the disease is diagnosed with it for a second time at million-to-one odds
79-year-old diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 - at thousand-to-one odds
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The statistics are wrong. The odds may be 1 in 1000 for a first diagnosis, but the odds are considerably lower for a second because the poor man obviously has a suseptibilty to this cancer. Tragic that it wasn't spotted early enough to treat the second time round, but the odds for the two diagnoses is probably closer to one in five thaousand...
- penny, Hampshire, 11/10/2012 16:21
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When will journos be sent on basic maths/statistics courses? Think about it - those odds make no sense. Whatever pre-disposed this gentleman to this disease the first time round was still there the second time. These are not independent events so you can't just multiply the odds together. Poor guy.
- AJ, Anglia, 11/10/2012 16:09
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I didn't go to Med School but even I know, men don't have breasts! Who diagnosed this? I think his GP should be sacked.
- Sarah, London, 11/10/2012 16:03
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