Breast cancer can affect both women and men. One in every 8 women is diagnosed with a form of breast cancer. Among men, 1 in every 1,000 is diagnosed with it. Breast cancer appears similarly in men and women, but there are differences in how the cancer is treated. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, yet men have a higher mortality rate from breast cancer than women because lumps are often untreated-men are not as well-informed about the signs cancer.
Our compare and contrast project looks at some of the similarities and differences between male and female breast cancer patients.