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Can Men Also Get Breast Cancer?

Women between 40 to 55 years old have this disease, and this number is raising day by day, and nowadays the breast cancer is affecting men also.

A lot of people do not know that men can also have breast cancer although the number since the last study about this question was not so big it is raising day by day. Mostly it affects the women that are over 40 years but it has become very common for men also.

“It is necessary to indicate that there are cases of men in Peru affected by this evil , although there are only estimates, because there are no official statistics, the increase is considerable. From a 0.5% incidence this has risen to 2% to 4% in a few years. Men should know that there are also mammary glands in the male breast that are feasible to develop the disease, “.

The specialist estimates that in the next five years will continue to dramatically increase breast cancer , therefore recommended regular checkups so that can be avoided.

” You can not avoid breast cancer if at some stage in our life we are affected by this disease, what we can do is detect it early and with it the possibility of healing the patient, ” he said.


Every woman should have breast self-examination on a monthly basis, clinical evaluation once a year, and bilateral mammography after age 40 on an annual basis. This last test helps the early detection of cancer in asymptomatic patients, there is no other one that helps the diagnosis.

The doctor also said that the surgical treatments offered today to women suffering from this disease are becoming less mutilating because breast surgery can be performed , depending on the case, to radical mastectomies.


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