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what is the incidence of breast cancer in men?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
2%: There is a 2% incidence in breast cancer for men.
Answered on Aug 27, 2012
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Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
1 in 1000: Breast cancer is 100 times more common in women than in men. A man's lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is about 1/10 of 1%, or one in 1, 000. Male breast cancer is a rare condition, accounting for only about 1% of all breast cancers.
Answered on Sep 26, 2012
Dr. James Gulley
25 years experience Hematology and Oncology
2,190 cases in US : The american cancer society estimates that there will be 2, 190 cases of breast cancer diagnosed in males in the us in 2012. This is in comparison to the 229, 060 cases in women. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@epidemiologysurveilance/documents/document/acspc-032009.pdf.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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