Please tell me if it is possible for a male to get breast cancer?

Yep. Albeit rarely, only 2, 000 new cases every year in the u. S. Males who are brca carriers have a higher risk, maybe 4-8% chance of getting cancer during their lifetime. Men should be aware of any lump in their breast and promptly seek medical advise.

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Please tell me, could men get breast cancer and what color is the awareness ribbon for that?

Yes. Men get breast cancer at a rate of about 1% of the rate in women. Given that female breast cancer is, unfortunately, all too common, male breast cancer is unusual but not rate. I am not aware of any "ribbon" campaign for male breast cancer; the one for "breast cancer" should be sufficient. Read more...

Can you tell me how is it that men can still get breast cancer?

Because men. Also have breasts , 1% breast cancers are in men , due to lack of awareness , diagnosed late , results in poor prognosis. Read more...

Can you tell me how do men get breast cancer and where on that area does the cancer form?

Uncommon but occurs. Male breast cancer is most common in older men, though male breast cancer can occur at any age. Although the incidence is 1/100 less frequent than women, the presentation is the same, usually a small mass under the nipple. Risk factors for male breast cancer include exposure to radiation, a family history of breast cancer, and having high estrogen levels. Treatment entails removal of the breast. Read more...

Can you please tell me if it's just women who suffer from breast cancer, or can men develop the cancer as well?

Dr. Lawson is right! But the few men who develop breast cancer have high levels of estradiol, the principle female hormone. Most of these men are obese and body fat converts testosterone to Estradiol by the enzyme cyclic aromatase. Another truth to the adage " obesity feminizes men.". Read more...

Please tell me if it is uncommon for teenage girls to get breast cancer?

Yes, uncommon! 15% of women diagnosed with breast cancer are between the ages of 15 and 39... And most are closer to 39. It's always possible, but very unlikely, for a teenager to get breast cancer. Read more...

Please tell me, could a 15 year old get breast cancer?

It is unusual for . Young women to get breast cancer. Only 1.8 % of breast cancers are diagnosed in women from ages 20 to 34, the number would certainly be lower in females under age 20. Read more...