Daily Cancer Risk Fact: Men


Men and Cancer23. Men

True or false: Men can – and do – get breast cancer.

True. Breast cancer in men accounts for about 1 percent of all breast cancers and about 0.2 percent of all cancers in men. There will be about 2,190 new cases of male breast cancer in 2012, compared with 229,000 cases in women.

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