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|Male Breast Cancer-Can Breast Cancer be found in men?
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How common is male breast cancer?
Male breast cancer is a rare condition, accounting for only about 1% of all breast cancers.
The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2010, about 1,970 new cases of breast cancer
in men would be diagnosed and that breast cancer would cause approximately 390 deaths in
men (in comparison, almost 40,000 women die of breast cancer each year). Breast cancer
is 100 times more common in women than in men. Most cases of male breast cancer are detected
in men between the ages of 60 and 70, although the condition can develop in men of any age.
A man's lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is about 1/10 of 1%, or one in 1,000.
What are causes and risk factors of male breast cancer?
As with cancer of the female breast, the cause of cancer of the male breast has not
been fully characterized, but both environmental influences and genetic (inherited)
factors likely play a role in its development. The following risk factors for the
development of male breast cancer have been identified.
Knowing how common male breast cancer is and the risk factors this gives you a
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