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Do Men Get Breast Cancer?

Most of the breast cancer awareness events in my community are geared toward women. It makes me wonder if women are the only people this disease affects. Do men ever get breast cancer?


Yes, men can get breast cancer. While breast cancer is typically thought of as a woman's disease, as many as 1 percent of cases occur in men. The same genes that increase a woman's risk for breast cancer also increase a man's risk for it.
Men tend to be diagnosed later, when the cancer is not as easily treated compared to women, probably because they are less likely to report any breast cancer symptoms to their doctor.
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