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If breast cancer runs in my family can I get breast cancer even i'm a man?

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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Possible

Although less common than women, men can develop breast cancer.

In brief: Possible

Although less common than women, men can develop breast cancer.
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Daniel Careaga
Male breast cancers account for 1% of all breast cancer patients. Given the prevalence of breast cancer, it is more common than you might think. Men can carry the genes that cause breast cancer just as women can. It is important for men to examine themselves and notify their doctor of any new lumps.
Dr. Herbert Hoover
Breast masses on men are more commonly benign gynecomastia than cancer. They masses are usually painful and tender to touch.
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Breast Surgery

In brief: Yes you can

Men can also get breast cancer whether or not breast cancer runs in their family.
Family history increases the risk. If there are palpable lumps, areas of thichening, swelling, breast symptoms, nipple discharge or any other concerns please have a medical exam to make sure the cause is determined. If a family member has had a positive brca test, you may want to consider testing too.

In brief: Yes you can

Men can also get breast cancer whether or not breast cancer runs in their family.
Family history increases the risk. If there are palpable lumps, areas of thichening, swelling, breast symptoms, nipple discharge or any other concerns please have a medical exam to make sure the cause is determined. If a family member has had a positive brca test, you may want to consider testing too.
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: Yes

While breast cancer is much less commen in men than women, it can occur with higher probability in patients with a hereditary predisposition to breast cancer. In fact, men with the brca-2 mutation may have a 5-10% lifetime risk of developing breast cancer, as compared to the 0.
1% lifetime risk in men without this mutation.

In brief: Yes

While breast cancer is much less commen in men than women, it can occur with higher probability in patients with a hereditary predisposition to breast cancer. In fact, men with the brca-2 mutation may have a 5-10% lifetime risk of developing breast cancer, as compared to the 0.
1% lifetime risk in men without this mutation.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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