Yes, Male Breast Cancer Happens


While the majority of breast cancer cases occur in women, men account for about 1% of breast cancer cases in the U.S. Because society categorizes breast cancer as a “woman’s disease” very few people know, or are willing to admit, that it can strike both genders.

Read how NASCAR and United Breast Cancer Foundation partnered to raise awareness of male breast cancer. 

In this Community Health Matters video, we meet Wayne Dornan, a male breast cancer survivor. Dornan literally wrote the book about life breast cancer with his memoir How I survived Breast Cancer. He explains that because men don’t know they can get the disease, they ignore early signs and symptoms. Typically, men find out during later stages of breast cancer.

Read about Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s guide to Breast Cancer in Men. 

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