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How do guys get breast cancer??

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Learning About Breast Cancer over 7 years
 
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    My brother-in-law was diagnosed around Christmas with the same type of breast cancer I had. Men develop breast cancer just like women do, it is just not as often. The treatments are the same. My brother-in-law had a mastectomy and it was early stage. He had an oncotype-DX test and it was so low grade, he did not have to have any further treatment. It tested out er/pr positive her2 neg. He felt a lump in his breast and when he pushed on it, fluid seeped out of his nipple. He went right in to have the doctor check it, the doctor sent him in for a mammogram.... surgery. Done... He is doing great.
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    • sam dunn Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Ok thank you Sharon

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    • Evelyn Heilbrunn Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      Guys can get it, but under ordinary circumstances it's pretty rare. However, I carry the BRCA2 gene mutation for breast cancer, and each one of my 4 kids -- 3 boys and a girl -- have an increased chance of breast cancer if they also have the...

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      Guys can get it, but under ordinary circumstances it's pretty rare. However, I carry the BRCA2 gene mutation for breast cancer, and each one of my 4 kids -- 3 boys and a girl -- have an increased chance of breast cancer if they also have the mutation (and they each have a 50:50 chance of having it). So it can be genetic, too. If you've received the diagnosis, you might want to consider genetic testing.

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