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Spotting breast cancer in men

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If breast cancer is suspected, a full history must If breast cancer is suspected, a full history must be taken and physical examination should include checking the lungs

Breast cancer in men is rare, but men with this disease have the same concerns as women. Breast cancer in men is an under-researched area and much of our awareness of this condition has come from our understanding of women with breast cancer.

In 2010 in the UK, 49,564 women and 397 men were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, with 11,684 female and 78 male deaths (Table 1).1 In 2010 there were 5791 new cases of in situ breast carcinoma – 5765 women and 26 men.2

Table 1. An overview of breast cancer statistics1,2




Number of new cases per year




Incidence rate per 100,000 population




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