Surprising but true: men can get breast cancer too
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Surprising but true: men can get breast cancer too

Dr. Talia Henkle
Dr. Talia Henkle

In 10 seconds? Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, but men can get breast cancer too. Research is ongoing to understand the similarities and differences in breast cancer between men and women.

Is it common for men to get breast cancer? No, not really. Only about 1% of all diagnosed breast cancers are among men. While about 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer, men only have a 1 in 1000 chance. Still, about 2500 men in the US are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and 500 men will succumb to the disease.

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