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Breast cancer in men

William J Gradishar, MD
Section Editors
Daniel F Hayes, MD
Anees B Chagpar, MD, MSc, MA, MPH, MBA, FACS, FRCS(C)
Deputy Editor
Sadhna R Vora, MD


Breast cancer in men is rare [1,2]. Although it shares many similarities with cancer of the breast in women, there are also important differences [3]. This topic will review issues specific to men with breast cancer. An overview of breast cancer in women and topics related to the treatment of breast cancer are discussed in detail separately.

(See "Clinical features, diagnosis, and staging of newly diagnosed breast cancer".)

(See "Pathology of breast cancer".)

(See "Overview of the treatment of newly diagnosed, non-metastatic breast cancer".)

(See "Systemic treatment for metastatic breast cancer: General principles".)

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