10 doctors weighed in:

Why don't men get breast cancer?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: They do

Male breast cancer exists, but is only 1% of breast ca.
Females develop breast tissue in response to hormones at levels that men don't achieve. If men take certain hormone medications, their breast tissue can grow. Breast cancer cells can be estrogen sensitive, so genetic males taking estrogen or with liver dz may be at increased risk. Brca gene can also increase risk, as in females.

In brief: They do

Male breast cancer exists, but is only 1% of breast ca.
Females develop breast tissue in response to hormones at levels that men don't achieve. If men take certain hormone medications, their breast tissue can grow. Breast cancer cells can be estrogen sensitive, so genetic males taking estrogen or with liver dz may be at increased risk. Brca gene can also increase risk, as in females.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: They do.

Men do get breast cancer, but their risk is considerably less than the risk in women.
Breast cancer is a disease of hormonally-active breast tissue; therefore, with very little breast tissue, their risks are much less.

In brief: They do.

Men do get breast cancer, but their risk is considerably less than the risk in women.
Breast cancer is a disease of hormonally-active breast tissue; therefore, with very little breast tissue, their risks are much less.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: They do!

Although not as common, men can develop breast cancer.

In brief: They do!

Although not as common, men can develop breast cancer.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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1 comment
Dr. Paul Harper
Breast cancer, stage for stage, is identical for men and women. However when men present the tumor is usually more advanced because mewn tend to ignore it until it is far along. Don't ignore the possibility of breast cancer if you have a breast issue.
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