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I never met a man with breast cancer. Are they ashamed to tell?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Rare tumor

Breast cancer in men is about 1% of the rate in women and you may not have met a man who suffered from the disease.

In brief: Rare tumor

Breast cancer in men is about 1% of the rate in women and you may not have met a man who suffered from the disease.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Many are

Breast cancer is much less common in men, so you may not have met anyone close enough.
Many may feel a stigma for having a "woman's disease" as men are not thought of as having breasts (they are undeveloped, but present). Some, though, are vocal in spreading awareness.

In brief: Many are

Breast cancer is much less common in men, so you may not have met anyone close enough.
Many may feel a stigma for having a "woman's disease" as men are not thought of as having breasts (they are undeveloped, but present). Some, though, are vocal in spreading awareness.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Male breast cancer

1 in 100 breast cancers diagnosed are in men.
Maybe you just haven't met one yet.

In brief: Male breast cancer

1 in 100 breast cancers diagnosed are in men.
Maybe you just haven't met one yet.
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
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