What are the risks of breast cancer for men?

If a man has the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, he has a 6 percent chance of getting breast cancer compared to a 1 percent chance for the average man.

Every man with breast cancer should be offered genetic testing.

All men can benefit from self-checks of the chest and breast area and should report any changes of concern to their physicians. Men with hereditary susceptibility to breast cancer could benefit from additional evaluations with a physician.

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