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Things to know about Male Breast Cancer

About one in 833 men will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

While the number may not sound as alarming as the equivalent for women—one in eight women will be diagnosed in their lifetime, this rarity is what makes male breast cancer unique and challenging.

Due to vast discussion about breast cancer in women and October – breast cancer awareness month solely being dedicated to just women, most often people disregard that breast cancer can occur in men too. It's also true that men themselves may misread the signs and symptoms since the condition is often believed as a 'woman's disease'.

In honour of Male Breast Cancer Awareness Week, Dr. Robert Hierner, Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive, Hand Surgery & Regenerative Medicine, Burn Center at Fakeeh University Hospital shares some key things to know about breast cancer in men.

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