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Can men get breast cancer, should I get tested if many of the women in my family have gotten it?
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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