A 43-year-old member asked:
how common is breast cancer among men?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Barry Rosen answered
33 years experience General Surgery
Very rare.: Less than 1% of all cases of breast cancer diagnosed in the US annually are in men. The lifetime risk of a man developing breast cancer is about 1:1000.
Answered on Nov 30, 2014
Dr. Travis Kidner answered
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Not that common: Although it is rare, breast cancer can occur in men as well. Men possess a small amount of nonfunctioning breast tissue that is concentrated in the area directly behind the nipple on the chest wall. In a recent large international population-based study, men represented 0.6% of all breast cancer patients. http://womenshealthbeverlyhills.com/womens-health-blog/male-breast-cancer-rox-center/.
Answered on Nov 1, 2012
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