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Can men also get breast cancer?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 05/02/2019

Yes, although the vast majority of people who get breast cancer are women, there is a very small percentage of men who can also get breast cancer.

Breast cancer in men is associated with hereditary factors, exposure to ionising radiation and situations of hyperestrogenism. For example, men with Klinefelter syndrome have an increased risk of breast cancer due to high estrogen levels.

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 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.
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