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can men develop breast cancer?

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Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Though not as common as women, men can also develop breast cancer. Of all breast cancers diagnosed in the United States each year, 1% are diagnosed in men.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Breast cancer is much more rare in men than women, with a lifetime risk of app. 1:100, 000. Risk factors in men include a strong family history, gynecomastia, or high estrogen levels as sometimes seen in men with liver disease.
Answered on Jul 29, 2012
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Yes: Male breast cancer accounts for 1% of all breast cancers. The same treatments used for women are used for men.
Answered on Sep 30, 2019
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Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Yes: Male breast cancer accounts for 1% of all breast cancers in the usa.
Answered on Oct 2, 2012

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