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Can you please tell me if it's just women who suffer from breast cancer, or can men develop the cancer as well?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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In brief: 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.".

In brief: 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.".
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