Are women more prone to breast cancer than men?

BRCA gene ups risk. Men can get breast cancer though far less commonly than females. Be aware if there is a family history positive brca gene, tho females are at much higher risk for breast (and ovarian) cancer. Males who are positive for this gene also have a fairly high incidence of breast cancer. If strong family history of breast cancer, esp in younger women, males and female should be tested for the gene.
Yes. The odds of a woman developing breast cancer is about 100x greater than a man's risk.

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Why is breast cancer more common in women than in men?

More breast tissue. Women have more breast tissue than men. In addition many cancers are driven by estrogen and progesterone, the female hormones. The good thing is that it is one of most treatable female cancers when caught early. Read more...

Can men get breast cancer, should I get tested if many of the women in my family have gotten it?

Yes. Breast cancer in men is rare, but it happens. Men over 60 are more likely to get breast cancer. If you have a family history of breast and ovarian cancer or male breast cancer, you could have a brca mutation and should talk to your doctor about genetic testing. Men and women with a brca mutation have a higher chance of getting breast cancer and other cancers. Read more...
Male breast cancer. Yes, if many of women in your family have breast ca- there is risk that hereditary cancer may be in your family. You should talk to your family members- ( better be direct family member) who are affected by breast cancer and have them checked for certain genetic mutation. If any of them positive- you should see a genetician and see what is your risk and from there-have certain genetic test done. Read more...
They can. Men can get breast cancer. Perhaps it would be best for your family to meet with a genetic counselor to determine your risk and possible recommend genetic testing. Read more...

Cancer: Do men get breast cancer at the same rate of incidence as women during most of their lifetime?

No. no the breast cancer in men is significantly less prevalence than women. breast cancer does occur in men. In 2012 it was estimated that 2,190 new cases in males would develop, with 410 deaths. It tends to occur at a later age in men than in women, with the male peak age being 71 years old as opposed to peaks at 51 and 71 years old in women. Some men ignore breast lumps or think they are caused by an infection or some other reason and they do not get medical treatment until the mass has grown significantly. 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...

Pink is the official color for breast cancer in women, what color ribbon is it for men?

Pink w/ blue. I don't know of an official ribbon for male breast cancer. Many organizations use a ribbon with 1/2 pink and 1/2 blue. I refer you to an organization called men against breast cancer. Read more...

What causes women to get breast cancer more often than men? Is it because of cosmetics?

Not cosmetic. Women have many more active cells in their breast tissue resposible for milk production. All of these cells respond and change to the monthly hormonal changes that a woman experiences all the way from their first menstrual cycle as a teenager to menopause. Breast cancer most commonly forms in these active cells of the milk ducts or lobules. These breast tissue cells are much less prominent in men. Read more...

If a woman has a sex change operation and becomes a man, can she still get breast cancer?

Breast ca. Yes. Both men and women get breast cancer. The shutting off of the ovaries will decrease the estrogen production but the testosterone shots have their own issues. Regardless, the risk is still there. Read more...
Possibly. I would imagine risk is much lower because of the mastectomies and removal of ovaries, depending on stage of transformation. Read more...