The Epidemiology of Male Breast Cancer

Raina M. Ferzoco, Kathryn J. Ruddy

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Male breast cancer is a rare disease, accounting for only 1 % of breast cancer diagnoses in the USA. The current literature suggests that genetic factors including BRCA2 mutations, family history, age, androgen/estrogen imbalance, and environmental exposures may predispose to male breast cancer. In this manuscript, we will review known and possible risk factors for male breast cancer, as well as describe the clinical patterns of the disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent oncology reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Breast neoplasms
  • Epidemiology
  • Male
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology


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