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Can men without breasts get breast cancer?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

All men have a small amount of breast tissue, so they have a small lifetime risk of developing breast cancer (1:100, 000)

In brief: Yes

All men have a small amount of breast tissue, so they have a small lifetime risk of developing breast cancer (1:100, 000)
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Mark Pack
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

1% of all breast cancers occur in men.
All men (unless it has been surgically removed) have a small amount of breast tissue that can enlarge if exposed to the proper female hormones and or develop into cancer.

In brief: Yes

1% of all breast cancers occur in men.
All men (unless it has been surgically removed) have a small amount of breast tissue that can enlarge if exposed to the proper female hormones and or develop into cancer.
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

but men DO have breasts! 1% of breast Ca occurs in men.
If you are concerned, especially if you have a family history see your primary care Dr. The best treatment is mastectomy by a ABPS- certified plastic surgeon though addition treatments could be needed.

In brief: Yes

but men DO have breasts! 1% of breast Ca occurs in men.
If you are concerned, especially if you have a family history see your primary care Dr. The best treatment is mastectomy by a ABPS- certified plastic surgeon though addition treatments could be needed.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes.

Men possess a small amount of nonfunctioning breast tissue that is concentrated in the area directly behind the nipple on the chest wall.

In brief: Yes.

Men possess a small amount of nonfunctioning breast tissue that is concentrated in the area directly behind the nipple on the chest wall.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Eric Brown
Breast Surgery

In brief: All men have breasts

Just because a male does not have breast enlargement (gynecomastia) does NOT eliminate their risk of getting breast cancer.
Breast cancer in men is not very common, but, happens more than most think. There is breast tissue in all men.

In brief: All men have breasts

Just because a male does not have breast enlargement (gynecomastia) does NOT eliminate their risk of getting breast cancer.
Breast cancer in men is not very common, but, happens more than most think. There is breast tissue in all men.
Dr. Eric Brown
Dr. Eric Brown
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology

In brief: Yes

Most men have breast tissue.
It is just undeveloped. Men can get breast cancer, though it is much more rare. If a man has had all breast tissue surgically removed for some reason, i would guess the rate would be even lower.

In brief: Yes

Most men have breast tissue.
It is just undeveloped. Men can get breast cancer, though it is much more rare. If a man has had all breast tissue surgically removed for some reason, i would guess the rate would be even lower.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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