By Ingram Park CDJ | Posted in Dealer News on Thursday, October 24th, 2013 at 8:59 PM
Can males get breast cancer
Approximately 2,150 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year.
Men and women are both born with some amount of breast cells and tissue, but a common question is ‘can males get breast cancer?’ While women are the only people to develop breast milk, the cells and tissue inside the male breast has the capacity to develop cancer. The percentage of male breast cancer diagnoses may be low, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen.
Less than one percent of all breast cancer develops in males; however, men carry a much higher mortality rate due to a lack of awareness. Roughly 2,150 U.S. men will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and of those nearly 410 of those cases result in death. Male breast cancer is commonly found as a hard lump near the nipple and areola, but because the disease is so rare in men, those lumps often go undetected or disregarded, which often leads to a lack of treatment. Read the rest of this entry »