Health Tip: Understanding Breast Cancer in Men

Learn about its risk factors

(HealthDay News) -- While breast cancer may be most common in women, it can also affect men.

The National Cancer Institute mentions these common risk factors for male breast cancer:

  • Being aged 60 to 70.
  • Having been exposed to radiation.
  • Being diagnosed with a condition that raises estrogen levels, such as liver disease (cirrhosis).
  • Having a family history of breast cancer, especially cases caused by a gene (BRCA2) mutation.
Diana Kohnle

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