(Men’s) LOOK BOOK


Men get breast cancer too…

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DISCUSSION

Even though men don’t have breasts like women, they do have a small amount of breast tissue. The breasts of an adult man are similar to the breasts of a girl before puberty. In girls, this tissue grows and develops, but in men, it doesn’t.

But because it is still breast tissue, men can get breast cancer. Men get the same types of breast cancers that women do, but cancers involving the parts that make and store milk are rare.

Doctors used to think that breast cancer in men was more severe than it was in women, but it now seems that it’s about the same.

The major problem is that breast cancer in men is often diagnosed later than breast cancer in women. This may be because men are less likely to be suspicious of something strange in that area.  Also, their small amount of breast tissue is harder to feel, making it more difficult to catch these cancers early. It also means tumors can spread more quickly to surrounding tissues.

Which Men Are More Likely to Get Breast Cancer?

It’s rare for a man under age 35 to get breast cancer. A man’s chance of getting breast cancer goes up with age. Most breast cancers happen to men between ages 60 and 70.



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