Back to Health A to Z. Read more about the symptoms of breast cancer in men. It's very unlikely you have cancer, but it's best to get your symptoms checked. If you do not have symptoms but have a clear family history of breast cancer, your GP may refer you to a genetic specialist to discuss your risk of getting it.
What Is Breast Cancer in Men?
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Everyone knows women face a risk of developing breast cancer. Although far rarer, the disease can surface in men, too. And if a problem does arise, they might be slower or more reluctant to seek care than the opposite sex. Approximately 2, new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in men this year, according to the American Cancer Society ; about are expected to be fatal. The number of annual cases relative to population growth, the cancer society notes, has remained stable in recent decades. She and Kim Zapor, R. A chromosome condition called Klinefelter syndrome also causes a man to be at increased risk for developing breast cancer.
Anatomy of the male breast. The nipple and areola are shown on the outside of the breast. The lymph nodes, fatty tissue, ducts, and other parts of the inside of the breast are also shown. Used with permission.
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