While breast cancer is primarily thought to be a condition that affects women only, men can develop it, too. However, it’s very rare—about 1 in 833 men will get breast cancer in his lifetime.
“The signs and symptoms would actually be the same as for women, except that it tends to be more obvious since mens' breasts are generally smaller and less pendulous,” said Dr. Carlo Demandante, a radiation oncologist at the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Woodlands Hospital. “These include a lump, breast tenderness, skin dimpling, and/or nipple discharge."
Whether you’ve noticed some troubling symptoms or you’re just wondering how you can support the women in your life as they try to fit regular screenings into their busy schedules, check out our guide to what men should know about breast cancer.