October, 2018 – Breast Cancer in Men

Breast Cancer in Men…It Happens

Do you know that men have breast tissue and they can develop breast cancer? Breast cancer can
spread when the cancer cells get into the blood or lymph system and are carried to other parts of
the body. This year, there will be about 2,550 new cases diagnosed in men and about 480 men will die from breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.

Risk Factors for Men:

-Aging: on average men with breast cancer are 72 years
old when diagnosed
-Family History: about 1 out of 5 men with breast
cancer have relative with it
-Alcohol, Liver Disease: liver plays important role in sex
Signs & Symptoms
-A lump or swelling which can be painless
-Skin Dimpling or puckering
-Redness or scaling of the nipple or
breast skin
-Discharge from the nipple