Breast Cancer in Men

Despite most commonly associated with women, breast cancer can also occur in men with roughly 2,670 diagnoses each year in the United States. African-Americans have the highest occurrence rate, followed closely by Caucasian men. Treatment for breast cancer in men is approached very similarly to cases in women and requires testing for tumor characteristics to guide treatment decisions. Hormone receptor positive tumors (tumors that respond well to hormone therapy) are more common in men. Men with breast cancer also typically have a better prognosis than women.