Breast Cancer in Men

Although breast cancer in men is rare, it does happen. In the United States, about one percent of all breast cancers occur in men.1 

We still have much to learn about breast cancer in men because the diagnosis is so rare. Most of what we know about breast cancer is related to breast cancer in women. While there are some similarities between breast cancer in women and men, there appear to be some differences. Learn more about breast cancer in men.

Download Komen’s Facts for Life: Breast Cancer in Men.


  1. American Cancer Society. Breast Cancer Facts and Figures 2011-2012. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society, 2011.