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Men can get breast cancer too

 

Last updated 11/26/2017 at Noon

Men of all ages should regularly perform self-breast exams.

POWAY – October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month with all the pink ribbons, shirts and other paraphernalia, reminding women to examine themselves regularly and have annual mammograms once they turn 40.

November is notably “Movember,” an excuse for men to grow a moustache or other facial hair to raise awareness for men’s health issues such as prostate and testicular cancer. However, it is important to remember that men can also get breast cancer, albeit the chances are rare.

Only about 2,400 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the United States as compared to more th...



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