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Male breast cancer incidence

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. Jan;14(1) Epidemiology of male breast cancer. Weiss JR(1), Moysich KB, Swede H. Author information. The American Cancer Society estimates for breast cancer in men in the United States for are: Breast cancer is about times less common among white men than among white women. Like black women, black men with breast cancer tend to have a worse prognosis (outlook). Even so, male breast cancer is very rare. Less than one percent of all breast cancer cases develop in men, and only one in a thousand men will ever be. If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer or are worried about it, you likely have a lot of questions. Learning some basics is a good place to start. See the latest estimates for new cases of breast cancer in men and deaths in the US and what research is currently being done. Key. Male breast cancer is rare.[] Fewer than 1% of all breast carcinomas occur in men.[3,4] The mean age at diagnosis is between 60 and 70 years; however, males of all ages can be affected with the gifporno.infoy. Enlarge Anatomy of the male breast. The nipple and areola are shown on the outside of the breast. A male child of a man with breast cancer who inherits the defective BRCA2 gene has only approximately 6% chance of eventually developing breast cancer and just over 1% with BRCA1. A female child of a man with breast cancer who inherits the defective gene has a risk between 40% and 80% of eventually developing breast cancer.
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