Understanding breast cancer in men

Find out how breast cancer in men is diagnosed, treated and how it might affect your life.

  • What is cancer?

    There are more than 200 different kinds of cancer, each with its own name and treatment.

  • Men's breasts

    Men have a small amount of breast tissue where breast cancer can develop, but this is rare.

  • Types of breast cancer in men

    Knowing the type of breast cancer you have helps your doctors decide the best treatment for you.

  • How is it treated?

    There are five main types of cancer treatment. You may receive one, or a combination of treatments, depending on your cancer type.

  • Signs and symptoms of breast cancer in men

    A lump in the breast is the most common sign of breast cancer in men.

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What is cancer?

Watch our animation about how cancer starts in our cells.

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What is cancer?

Watch our animation about how cancer starts in our cells.

About our cancer information videos