Do men get breast cancer? How common is the breast cancer in men?
Yes, but male breast cancers are rare, accounting for less than 1% of all breast cancers. Male breast cancer is most commonly diagnosed between 60 and 70 years of age. The most common clinical sign is a painless mass. Other signs include skin dimpling or retraction, and occasionally discharge. Men are often treated with mastectomy. Breast conservation therapy is uncommon in men. In addition, male patients may receive radiation therapy or chemotherapy or both depending on stage, lymph node status, and final surgical margins. Overall, stage or stage, the prognosis for male breast cancer is similar to that for female breast cancer. In the past, it was thought that male breast cancer had a worse prognosis than female breast cancer; however, this was due to the later stage at which the disease was diagnosed in men, as they do not undergo screening.