Yes, you read that right, Male Breast Cancer does happen! Male breast cancer only affects approximately 1 in 1,000 males a year across the US. Although male breast cancer is extremely rare, you can be at risk for developing cancer later on in life.
What Puts Me at Risk for Male Breast Cancer?
- Aged between 60 and 70 years old
- Exposed to estrogen-related drugs
- Have a family history of breast cancer both male and female
- Diagnosed with Klinefelter’s Syndrome
- Have liver disease
- Radiation exposure
Signs & Symptoms of Male Breast Cancer:
While all signs and symptoms of male breast cancer vary, it is important to know the most
common signs. If you notice any unusual changes, it is important to immediately consult your
- A painless lump or thickening in the breast tissue
- Changes to the skin covering the breast (dimpling, puckering, redness or scaling)
- Changes to the nipple, such as redness or scaling, or nipple turns inward
- Discharge from the nipple
How to Prevent + Reduce Your Risk of Male Breast Cancer:
To learn more about what you can be doing to reduce your risk and prevent male breast cancer
download our free Male Breast Cancer Guide.