A 34-year-old member asked:
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how common is breast cancer in men?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Rare: It is quite uncommon, and almost never occurs below the age of 65.
Answered on Jul 18, 2012
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Dr. Carl Decker
Dr. Carl Decker commented
23 years experience Radiology
The rate is 1% of all breast cancer.
Jul 18, 2012
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
1% of all breast ca: Male breast cancer is rare and accounts for 1% of all breast cancers. Men can present with a breast lump just as women. The treatments are similar to that for women.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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