Understanding breast cancer in men

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

About cancer

About cancer

About cancer

A cancer doctor explains how cancer develops, how it can be treated and what might happen.

About our cancer information videos

A cancer doctor explains how cancer develops, how it can be treated and what might happen.

About our cancer information videos

General information What is cancer?

Cancer is a disease of our cells. Sometimes cells go wrong and become abnormal. These cancer cells keep dividing to make more and more abnormal cells.

Breast cancer in men Men's breasts

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

Breast cancer in men Types of breast cancer in men

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

General information How is cancer treated?

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

  • Diagnosing

    symptoms, causes and risk factors of breast cancer in men

  • Organising

    the practical, work and financial side

  • Treating

    breast cancer in men and what to expect

  • Coping

    with and after breast cancer treatment

  • Resources

    and publications to order, download and print