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Yes, Men Get Breast Cancer Too

A little-known thing that is taught to us in school is that men can also get Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, 2017's statistics included that 2,470 men would be diagnosed with Breast Cancer, while 460 will die from it.

 

How do we identify it?

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There are a few ways, and when it comes to early detection, the American Cancer Society says that do effect finding it early. Because men have smaller breasts, or rather, little breast tissue, it's easier for men to feel tumors on the surface, but the downside to that is that cancers don't have to grow very far because there isn't a lot of tissue. This means that even if they are detected early, they may have already spread to tissues nearby, or to the lymph nodes.