National Breast Cancer Coalition

Truth #4


Men do get breast cancer.

It is estimated that in 2013, 2,240 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among US men. While less than 1% of new breast cancer diagnoses occur among men, it is possible for men to develop the disease. Of the approximate 40,420 deaths from breast cancer this year, an estimated 450 of them will be men. For males, the lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is about 1/10th of 1%.