Breast cancer is rare in men — in fact, only about one percent of all cases of breast cancer in the U.S. occur in men. But it does happen. Here are some facts to increase your awareness of breast cancer in men.
Many people think of breast cancer as a women’s health issue, but it can also occur in men.
Factors that increase the risk of breast cancer in men include:
Any change in the breast, chest area, or nipple should be taken seriously.
When to see a doctor
Early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in men is associated with better outcomes. Make an appointment with your doctor if you have any persistent signs or symptoms that worry you.
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